The mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Signature Center 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.


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)


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Clinical trials

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The following people are members of the Pancreatic Cancer Signature Center.