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Dr Paul Newey
New cells models for the development of personalised treatments for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PanNETs)
This project investigates how pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PanNETs) develop, in order for desperately needed new treatments to be developed in the future.
Dr Lodewijk Dekker
Investigating novel compounds to prevent tumour growth and the spread of pancreatic cancer cells
Research investigating new compounds to prevent pancreatic cancer spreading into surrounding tissue, with the future aim of developing new treatment options.
Dr Angus Cameron
A new drug target to prevent pancreatic cancer spread and growth
Research investigating a novel protein in pancreatic stellate cells that might be a target for new drug treatments to prevent the spread of pancreatic cancer.
Dr Gunnel Hallden
Developing a new therapy for pancreatic cancer using the adenovirus
Research aiming to develop a new treatment for pancreatic cancer by using a flu virus that has been specifically modified to hunt and eliminate cancer cells.
Dr Stewart Martin
Improving response to radiotherapy treatment in pancreatic cancer patients
Funded research by Dr Stewart Martin investigating a new types of drugs that aims to kill pancreatic cancer tumour cells.
Professor Eric O’Neill
Understanding the impact of the immune system on response to treatment
This project will investigate how the immune system can prevent chemotherapy treatments from working properly.
Dr Stephanie Kermorgant and Professor Christopher Heeschen
Understanding mechanisms that lead to tumour growth in pancreatic cancer
Research will be investigating how processes in the body play a part to the growth of pancreatic cancer cells.
Dr Anguraj Sadanandam
Identifying sub-types of pancreatic cancer and tailoring effective treatments
The project aims to characterise pancreatic cancer tumours into different sub-types and identify best treatments for each.
Professor Andrew Biankin
Finding the right treatment for the right patient in pancreatic cancer
This project aims to identify a set of biomarkers that characterise different pancreatic cancers.
Professor Duncan Jodrell
Investigating potential new combination therapies for the treatment of pancreatic cancer
Charles Dunlop will investigate how DNA repair mechanism enables cancer cells to build up a resistance to chemotherapy treatment.
Professor Juan Valle and Dr Mairéad McNamara
Improving outcomes in patients with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - The ‘Collins Pancreatic Cancer UK' Scholarship
Professor Juan Valle and Dr Mairéad McNamara will investigate the impact of FOLFIRINOX on patients outcomes.
Professor Derek Manas
Supporting new treatment innovations
Professor Derek Manas and his team will be gathering more information and data on how to best use the innovative new treatment, Nanoknife®, and which patients are most likely to benefit.
Mr Guiseppe Garcea
Pilot for new patient and carer app
Research by Mr Guiseppe Garcea at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust to develop a new App to support people affected by pancreatic cancer.
Nutritional Therapy Research
Lynne McCallum will research the impact of involving a dietician in the early diagnosis and treatment of dietary symptoms and enzyme insufficiency in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Dr Andrew Millar
Patient power to support early diagnosis
Dr Andrew Millar and his colleagues at London Cancer, will be working with Medefer Ltd to harness the power of patients to describe their symptoms to improve the earlier identification of patients with abdominal cancer.
Professor Steve Pereira
Creating a rapid diagnostic pathway for patients with pancreatic cancer
Professor Steve Pereira's team aims to provide primary care physicians with a rapid diagnostic pathway for patients with pancreatic cancer by implementing early detection tests in symptomatic, ‘at-risk’ patients.
Professor Zhengming Chen and Dr Michael Holmes
Development of a blood test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer
What we are trying to achieve: This project will investigate whether a blood test can identify individuals with pancreatic cancer before they start to experience symptoms, which could allow them to undergo potentially curative surgical treatment.
Dr Jo Tod
Investigating the spread of pancreatic cancer
Research led by Dr Jo Tod and her team will investigate how two proteins interact and how this causes tumours to grow, will the ultimate aim of using the knowledge to develop new treatments.
Dr Derek Grose
Using PET scans to determine treatment response to preoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy
This project investigates a new technique to identify areas of pancreatic cancer tumours with low oxygen supply, and whether this technique can predict a patient’s response to chemotherapy treatment.
Mr Nigel Jamieson
Preoperative endoscopic ultrasound for the diagnosis and personalised treatment of pancreatic cancer
The research team will analyse tissue taken during endoscopic ultrasounds and looking at the specific functional characteristics of each patient’s individual pancreatic cancer.
Dr Ralf Zwacka
Stem cell therapy for pancreatic cancer
What we are trying to achieve: Dr Zwacka will be developing a new approach to immunotherapy, using engineered stem cells to re-activate the immune system.
Dr Maria Hatziapostolou
Characterising the molecular network to find new treatment strategies against pancreatic cancer
What we are trying to achieve: Dr Hatziapostolou has discovered a specific gene that plays significant role in the regulation of pancreatic cancer growth.
Dr Steven Whittaker
Development of new drugs for pancreatic cancer
What we are trying to achieve: In this project, Dr Steven Whittaker and his team aim to identify genes to switch off in order to halt the growth of and fight against pancreatic cancer.
Professor Weiguang Wang
Investigating the use of Disulfiram, a drug for alcohol abstinence, as a treatment for pancreatic cancer
What we are trying to achieve: Professor Wang’s team will be investigating whether Disulfiram could be effective against pancreatic cancer.
Dr Leandro Castellano
An investigation of small molecules produced by pancreatic cells to inform the development of new treatments
What we are trying to achieve: This project will investigate cancer stem cells, which produce new cancer cells and are resistant to existing treatments.