Dr Beatriz Salvador Barbero
Identifying the cells of origin that initiate pancreatic cancer as potential early diagnosis markers
Pancreatic cancer is tough to research. Underlying all the challenges is that in order to drive forward progress and make research breakthroughs, we need to grow the pancreatic cancer research community and invest in the future leaders of this field.
Fellowships support talented researchers with an interest in pancreatic cancer to take ownership of a piece of work, take the next step in their career and work towards an independent research career. This dedicated funding also provides them with protected time to concentrate on research, free from clinical and teaching responsibilities.
Career Foundation Fellowships provide early career researchers the opportunity to develop the skills and build experience needed to take the first step towards becoming an independent investigator.
Our Head of Research, Dr Chris Macdonald, explains “One of the underlying difficulties is that we desperately need more researchers to drive forward the great body of work that is necessary to make progress in early detection, and improve treatment and care.“
We are thrilled that we are now able to fund and support fellowships at Pancreatic Cancer UK, allowing us to grow our research community and invest in the future leaders of pancreatic cancer research.
Investigation of ‘normal cells’ in a subset of pancreatic tumours to find personalized treatments that target the whole tumour