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In His Own Words: Dr. Bert Vogelstein Discusses the Pancreatic Cancer Genome Project

The Pancreatic Cancer Genome Project  was made possible with major funding The Sol Golman Charitable Trust and The Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, and significant funding from The Lustgarten Foundation.


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About Bert Vogelstein, M.D.

Dr. Vogelstein's work on the genetic basis of human tumors forms the paradigm for much of modern cancer research, with profound implications for diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of the future. According to the Institute for Scientific Information, he is the most influential scientist in the world. Dr. Vogelstein has received numerous national and international awards for his research and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Molecular Biology Organization, the American Philosophical Society, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Genome Project Named a 2008 "Breakthrough of the Year"

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Genome Project Featured in U.S. News & World Report


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“Our hope is that sequencing the genome of pancreatic cancers will lead to future areas of research never before possible, including evaluating familial pre-dispositions, developing new diagnostic technologies, and formulating targeted therapeutics.”

- Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

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