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2011 Research Grants

Massachusetts General Hospital
Cesar Castro, M.D.
Ralph Weissleder, M.D., Ph.D.
Imaging Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma via Novel Cathepsin E Imaging Agents.

Duke University
Christopher M. Counter, Ph.D.
Evaluating the Therapeutic Advantage of Adding L-NAME to the Treatment Modality of Erlotinib and Gemcitabine.

Washington University
Dr. David DeNardo
Study ways to  use the immune system to kill pancreatic cancer.

Massachuetts General Hospital
Dr. Jeffrey Engelman
To identify new ways to target pancreatic cancer cell with drugs.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Stephen Fesik, Ph.D.
Direct Targeting of K-ras with Small Molecules.

SUNY Upstate Medical College
Dr. Eileen Friedman
To test a new drug in animal models of pancreatic cancer.

The Dana Farber Cancer Center
Dr. Charles Fuchs, Dr. Matthew Vander Heiden
Aims to identify differences in metabolism between pancreatic cancer cells and normal cells.

John Hopkins University
Dr. Anne Le
To identify specific cells in the pancreas that contribute to aggressive metastasis.

John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Daniel Leheru, Dr. Ana De Jesus-Acosta
Analyzes the tissue samples collected from patients participating in clinical trial that used a new combination of drugs to target and destroy the stem cell populations in pancreatic cancer.

Johns Hopkins University
William Matsui, M.D.
Regulation of Pancreatic Cancer Self-Renewal and Metastasis by the Tumor Microenvironment.

University of Colorado
John Hopkins university School of Medicine
Dr. Wells Messersmith, Dr. Anirban Meitra
Analyzes tissue samples collected from patients participating in clinical trial that uses a new drug to target the NOTCH signaling pathway in advanced pancreatic cancers.

Columbia University
Dr. Kenneth Olive
Use pancreatic cancer mouse models to test a newly developed drug's ability to kill pancreatic cancers.

University of California, San Diego
Dr. Judith Varner
To determine the role of inflammation of the pancreas in the development of pancreatic cancer.

John Hopkins University
Dr. Lei Zheng
Test a new drug that targets proteins involved in metastasis of pancreatic cancer

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