2020 Research Grant Recipients

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Thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) awarded 10 new grants in 2020.

Grantees were selected through a competitive peer-review process. Five early-career investigators received Career Development Awards to help build their pancreatic cancer research focus. PanCAN also awarded five Translational Research Grants to support highly promising science move from the laboratory to the clinic.

Please join us in welcoming this year’s new grantees:

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Susan Bates, MD
Columbia University
Exploiting a Metabolic Vulnerability Created by Epigenetic Therapy

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award
Daria Esterházy, PhD
University of Chicago
Duodenal Control of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award in memory of Skip Viragh
Gillian Gresham, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Evaluating Objective Measures of Physical Function in Pancreatic Cancer

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Fengzhi Li, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Validation of Targets as Biomarkers for Targeted Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award
Alexander Muir, PhD
University of Chicago
Microenvironment Induced Metabolic Requirements of Pancreatic Cancers

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Kenneth Olive, PhD
Columbia University
Therapeutic Induction of Tumor Selective Ferroptosis in Pancreatic Cancer

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award
Krushna Patra, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Delineating Oncogenic Circuitries of GNAS Mutant Pancreatic Neoplasms

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Xiaoyang Qi, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer by Saposin C-based Nanovesicles

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award in memory of Skip Viragh
Mustafa Raoof, MD, FACS
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Targeting Transcription-Replication Conflicts in Pancreatic Cancer

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
Jill Smith, MD
Georgetown University
Proglumide and the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment

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