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Dr Paul Newey

Dr Paul Newey

Location: University of Dundee

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.  

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Dr Lodewijk Dekker

Dr Lodewijk Dekker

Location: University of Nottingham

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.

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Dr Angus Cameron

Dr Angus Cameron

Location: Barts Cancer Institute

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. 

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Dr Gunnel Hallden

Dr Gunnel Hallden

Location: Barts Cancer Institute

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.

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Dr Stewart Martin

Dr Stewart Martin

Location: University of Nottingham

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.

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Professor Eric O’Neill

Professor Eric O’Neill

Location: University of Oxford

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.

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Dr Stephanie Kermorgant and Professor Christopher Heeschen

Dr Stephanie Kermorgant and Professor Christopher Heeschen

Location: Barts Cancer Institute

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.

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Dr Anguraj  Sadanandam

Dr Anguraj Sadanandam

Location: Institute of Cancer Research

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.

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Professor Andrew Biankin

Professor Andrew Biankin

Location: University of Glasgow

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.

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Professor Duncan Jodrell

Professor Duncan Jodrell

Location: University of Cambridge

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. 

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Professor Juan Valle and Dr Mairéad McNamara

Professor Juan Valle and Dr Mairéad McNamara

Location: University of Manchester

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.

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Professor Derek Manas

Professor Derek Manas

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

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Mr Guiseppe Garcea

Mr Guiseppe Garcea

Location: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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.

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Lynne McCallum

Lynne McCallum

Location: Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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Dr Andrew Millar

Dr Andrew Millar

Location: London Cancer

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.

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Professor Steve Pereira

Professor Steve Pereira

Location: University College London

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.

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Professor Zhengming Chen and Dr Michael Holmes

Professor Zhengming Chen and Dr Michael Holmes

Location: University of Oxford

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.

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Dr Jo  Tod

Dr Jo Tod

Location: University of Southampton

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.

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Dr Derek Grose

Dr Derek Grose

Location: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

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.

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Mr Nigel Jamieson

Mr Nigel Jamieson

Location: University of Glasgow

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.

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Dr Ralf Zwacka

Dr Ralf Zwacka

Location: University of Essex

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.

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Dr Maria Hatziapostolou

Dr Maria Hatziapostolou

Location: Nottingham Trent University

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.

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Dr Steven Whittaker

Dr Steven Whittaker

Location: Institute of Cancer Research

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.

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Professor Weiguang Wang

Professor Weiguang Wang

Location: University of Wolverhampton

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.

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Dr Leandro Castellano

Dr Leandro Castellano

Location: Imperial College London

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.

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