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2016 Grant Recipients

The National Pancreas Foundation is pleased to announce our 2016 grant recipients. We are hopeful that these projects will bring us one step closer to unlocking the mysteries of pancreatic disease.

 Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) A Reliable, Non Invasive Method for Staging Chronic Pancreatitis from Minimal Change Disease to the Advanced Stages in Pediatrics
Abu-El-Haija, Maisam, MD; Trout, Andrew, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 
 A Novel Biomarker, mAB Das-1, for Diagnosis and Risk Stratification of Precancerous Pancreatic Lesions*
Das, Kiron, MD
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
*Supported by the Allen Lebovitz and Esther Horvitz Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund 

Genomic Structural Variants at the CTRB1/CTRB2 Locus in Chronic Pancreatitis

Hegyi, Eszter, MD, PhD
Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 
Preoperative Extended Chemotherapy vs. Chemotherapy Plus Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Borderline Resectable Adenocarcinoma of the Head of the Pancreas*
Katz, Matthew, MD FACS
University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center
*Supported by the Western PA National Pancreas Foundation Chapter

Non-Tumorigenic Support Cells Fuel Pancreatic Cancer Metabolism 

Lyssiotis, Costas, PhD
Regents of the University of Michigan 
Engineered T Cells for Pancreatic Cancer*
Watanabe, Norihiro, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
*Supported by the Ben & Rose Cole Pria Foundation