Dr. Craig Thompson to work in conjunction with Arizona oncologist on $18 Million grant to fight pancreatic cancer

May 27, 2009

Penn Medicine News Brief

Penn Medicine Physician Named to Entertainment Industry's Groundbreaking Anti-Cancer Campaign, "Stand Up to Cancer"

PHILADELPHIA – Abramson Cancer Center Director Craig Thompson, MD, PhD, has been selected to lead a research “Dream Team” for Stand Up To Cancer, the groundbreaking partnership between the nation’s entertainment industry and the cancer research community. Armed with $18 million in funding, Thompson’s team is poised to lead the nation’s most innovative pancreatic cancer research project, which will discover more about what metabolic nutrients pancreatic tumors rely on to grow and develop new therapies designed to cut off that essential fuel... read more

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