Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Mission

The mission of the Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research is to advance knowledge from bench to bedside to practice in a bi-directional manner that facilitates a consistent and productive exchange of ideas between clinicians, clinical investigators, physician-scientists and basic scientists from a variety of disciplines. Our inter-disciplinary collaborations will lead to improved understanding of the pathobiology of pancreatic cancer and will promote novel approaches for the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this malignancy. It is our hope that we will be able to markedly increase patient survival and quality of life, establishing therapeutic paradigms that will also positively impact the treatment of other cancers.

Goals

Develop and improve therapies for pancreatic cancer patients using a multi-targeted, multi-investigator approach

Goals of Signature Center Grant
Support of infrastructure needed to advance collaborative research projects (publications and grants)
  • Fosters team science and provides the tools needed for advancement of research
Community engagement
  • Increase visibility, clinical trial enrollment, patient tissue sample collection
Development of junior faculty
  • Fosters team science
Provide the foundation to eventual self-sustainment (PPG and/or SPORE)

The Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research brings together many disciplines
The Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research brings
together many disciplines

History

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Clinical trials

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Members
The following people are members of the Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Higinia R. Cardenes, MD, PhD 

Jake Chen, PhD

Angelo Cardoso, MD, PhD

Ji-Xin, Cheng, PhD
Purdue

Gabriela Chiorean, MD   
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Robert Considine, PhD    

Patrick Fueger, PhD  

Jesse Gore, PhD

Reginald Hill, PhD   
Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute

Barbara Hocevar, PhD  
IU Bloomington School of Public Health

Lisa Kamendulis, PhD
IU Bloomington School of Public Health

James Klaunig, PhD  
IU Bloomington School of Public Health

Leonidas Koniaris, MD

Stephen Konieczny, PhD   
Purdue University

Murray Korc, MD

Janaiah Kota, PhD

Glen Lehman, MD

Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD

Xiaoqi Liu, PhD  
Purdue University

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Patrick Loehrer Sr., MD 

Tao Lu, PhD

Lawrence Lumeng, MD