Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis

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Grants classified within this field of interest focus on the discovery of strategies for early detection, diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. According to the Common Scientific Outline, these projects deal with one or more of the following research topics: (1) technology development and/or marker discovery; (2) technology and/or marker evaluation with respect to fundamental parameters of method; (3) technology and/or marker testing in a clinical setting; and (4) resources and infrastructure related to early detection, diagnosis or prognosis. Click below to learn about these grants.

2016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Pratip Bhattacharya, PhD
Co-PI: Florencia McAllister, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Early Detection of PanIN by Hyperpolarized Metabolic MR Imaging

2010 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Jonathan Brody, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University
HuR is a Predictive and Prognostic Marker in Pancreatic Cancer

2016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Erica Carpenter, MBA, PhD
Co-PI: Ben Stanger, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Real-time Monitoring of Exosomes as a Biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer

2013 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Inaugural Research Acceleration Network Grant
Michael Goggins, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Co-PI: Anil Rustgi, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Co-PI: Marcia Canto, MD, Johns Hopkins University
CAPS multicenter trial: Imaging and markers for pancreatic cancer screening

grantee-Abel-98x982017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Steven Hughes, MD
University of Florida
Protein Signatures Improve the Diagnostic Yield of Fine Needle Aspiration

2007 Laurie and Paul MacCaskill – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Kimberly Kelly, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Molecular Imaging Agents for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

2008 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Hyunki Kim, PhD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
MRI to Monitor Early Pancreatic-Tumor Response to a Novel Triple Therapy

2003 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Career Development Award
Andrew Ko, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Detection, Analysis, and Significance of Micrometastases in Pancreatic Cancer

2014 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Eugene Koay, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Changes in Mass Transport as a Biomarker of Response in Pancreatic Cancer

2006 Michael Landon – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Brian C. Lewis, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Development of the Early Biomarkers of Pancreatic Cancer to Improve Early Detection While the Cancer is Still Curable

grantee-Abel-98x982017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Early Detection Targeted Grant
Anirban Maitra, MBBS
Co-PI: Samir Hanash, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Optimizing Biomarker Combinations for Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection

grantee-Abel-98x982017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Early Detection Targeted Grant
Gloria Petersen, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Validation and Temporal Performance of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers in Prospective Cohorts

2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Andrew Rhim, MD
University of Michigan
Using human circulating pancreas cells as a biomarker for early PDAC

grantee-Abel-98x982017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Early Detection Targeted Grant
Brett Sheppard, MD
Co-PI: Rosalie Sears, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Blood-based and Imaging Biomarkers of PDAC in New-onset Diabetics

2016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award (Grant funded by an anonymous foundation)
Amber Simpson, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
CT Texture Analysis: A Radiomics Approach to Predicting Malignancy in IPMN

2016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Aatur Singhi, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Diagnostic Markers of Malignant Transformation in Mucinous Pancreatic Cysts

2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Translational Continuation Research Grant
David Ting, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Circulating Tumor Cells to Assess Pancreatic Cancer Disease Status

grantee-Abel-98x982017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Early Detection Targeted Grant
Yu-Xiao Yang, MD, MSCE, FACP
University of Pennsylvania
Validation of a Model Predicting Pancreatic Cancer in New-onset Diabetes

2008 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Ken-Tye Yong, PhD
State University of New York, Buffalo
Engineering Multimodal Targeted Probes for Pancreatic Cancer Detection

grantee-Abel-98x982017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Early Detection Targeted Grant
Kenneth Zaret, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Early Detection of PDAC in New-onset Diabetes and Other Cohorts

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