Four Penn Researchers Win Grants for Pancreatic Cancer


April 11, 2013

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that four Perelman School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $2.4 million in grants to study pancreatic cancer from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and the American Association for Cancer Research. The recipients are Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, who will get a three-year $1 million grant to study an immune system treatment for pancreatic cancer, and Anil Rustgi, MD, whose three-year, $1 million grant is aimed at developing a screening method for people at high risk of the disease. In addition, Andrew Rhim, MD, and M. Celeste Simon, PhD, will each receive $200,000 grants.

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