Announcement of the recipients of the 2013 IDEAS Grants

The Pancreas Centre BC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 IDEAS Grants program competition. This research funding program was made possible by the generous donations from private donors. The centre received 14 applications and the research advisory committee was impressed with the high quality of science in the submitted proposals. Six proposals were recommended for funding based on high scientific merit, innovative approach and significance. The funded projects address highly relevant topics in pancreatic cancer research including molecular pathology, novel therapeutic strategies, treatment response and drug resistance. Pancreas Centre BC anticipates that the funds invested into the projects will accelerate leading edge research aimed at understanding and treating pancreatic cancer.

Congratulations to the 2013 IDEAS grant recipients (click here for detailed project descriptions):

Marcel Bally

Designing a lipid-based nanoparticle combination product comprising gemcitabine and hydroxychloroquine for treating pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)

Shoukat Dedhar

Evaluation of tumor hypoxia and therapeutic targeting of carbonic anhydrase IX and integrin-linked kinase (ILK) in pancreatic cancer

Sharon Gorski

New therapies for pancreatic cancer: inhibiting autophagy and glutamine metabolism

David Huntsman

Towards personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer: a novel in vivo approach

Michel Roberge

Identification and characterization of autophagy inhibitors to treat pancreatic cancer

T. Michael Underhill

Analysis of HIC1/ARID1A function in pancreatic cancer

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