Pancreatic Cancer

Connecting with our Community

Melissa Fishel, PhD, (far left) with family and other participants at Purple Stride

The Andrea Gianaris Pancreatic Symposium, hosted by the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, brought together more than 50 researchers, clinicians, nurses and staff to learn about the latest discoveries and clinical advances. At the latest symposium, patient advocate Martin D. Hynes III, PhD, participated in an impactful panel discussion, “Patient and Physician Perspectives,” with Anita Turk, MD, and Michael House, MD, who were part of his pancreatic cancer treatment team.

Additionally, IU researchers connected with patients and community advocates at the Indianapolis PanCan Purple Stride. This community walk brings awareness to pancreatic cancer.

New this year was the Pancreatic Cancer Partners Reception, a behind-the-scenes look at the latest developments in pancreatic cancer research at IU. The event allowed the community to engage in hopeful conversations with cancer researchers and community advocates, learn about the latest breakthroughs, and explore our research labs.

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