Fellowship Awards

Home Research Research Grants Program Grants Awarded By Type of Grant Fellowship Awards

Fellowships/Young Investigator Awards are one- or two-year grants totaling up to $45,000 or $100,000 each to attract postdoctoral and clinical research fellows and jumpstart their careers in pancreatic cancer research.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network administered the awards in partnership with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) from 2003 to 2006 and in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) from 2007 to 2014. For 2015 to 2017, our Fellowships have been awarded in partnership with the National Cancer Institute’s Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and are being administered by our organization.

To date, we have awarded 20 Fellowships/Young Investigator Awards. Click below to learn about these grantees and their funded projects.

2017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
Hema Adhikari, PhD
Duke University
Elucidating the Role of KRAS Specificity Determinants in Pancreatic Cancer

2013 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Andrew Aguirre, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Validation of Novel KRAS Synthetic Lethal Targets in Pancreatic Cancer

2010 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship Award
Vikram Bhattacharjee, PhD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Candidate Gene Validation of Sensitizers of Pancreatic Cancer to Gemcitabine

2016 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
Marco Biancucci, PhD
Northwestern University – Chicago Campus
Ras Inhibition by a Novel Bacterial Protease

2017 Richard Cianfaglione – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
Marco Biancucci, PhD
Northwestern University – Chicago Campus
Targeting KRAS Switch I with Highly Specific Bacterial Endopeptidase

2003 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
Christopher Cogle, MD
University of Florida
Defining the Hemangioblast in Tumor Neoangiogenesis

2011 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Cosimo Commisso, PhD
New York University
Pancreatic Cancer, Macropinocytosis and Nutrient Internalization

2009 Ruth Fredman Cernea – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Philippe Foubert, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Role of Inflammation in Pancreatic Cancer

2014 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Barbara Grüner, PhD
Stanford University
Multiplexed In Vivo Drug Screening: Inhibitors of Metastatic Seeding

2009 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Eric Humke, MD, PhD
Stanford University
A Novel Paracrine Hedgehog Signaling Loop in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

2005 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
Aram Hezel, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Novel Therapeutic Antibodies for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

2004 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
David S. Hong, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
SRC Kinase Inhibition with BMS-354825 in Pancreatic Cancer Models

grantee-John-Hunter-bw-98x2015 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
John Hunter, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Structural Studies on Mutant K-Ras

2007 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network -- AACR Young Investigator Award
Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
Targeted Delivery of Pro-Apoptotic Therapeutics in Pancreatic Cancer

2016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
Perry Kennedy, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Discovery of Small Molecules that Bind to and Inhibit Mutant K-Ras

2012 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Florencia McAllister, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Role of Inflammatory Cells in Early Pancreatic Tumorigenesis

2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
Lynn McGregor, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Development of an Oncogene-Specific Inhibitor of K-Ras G12D

2009 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
David Ting, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Characterizing Circulating Tumor Cells in Pancreatic Cancer

2006 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
Jennifer Tseng, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Development of a Malignancy Prediction Rule for Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas

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

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