Early Events Program

research scientist studying petri dish under a microscope.

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, refining methods to detect the changes that occur after cancer has developed, is the key to saving more lives from pancreatic cancer.​ We need to transform the way we think about when pancreatic cancer begins and turn our focus to detecting pancreatic cancer at earlier stages before it becomes a threat. ​

Lustgarten is developing a collaborative, goal-oriented program focused on uncovering the events which lead to pancreatic cancer before it is formed.​

Our vision is to create new tools to stage, detect and intercept pancreatic cancer.

Grants Awarded:

  • Alison Klein, PhD, MHS
    • Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPC) Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Study: Identifying high-risk pancreatic cancer genes using Long Read Sequencing
  • Laura Wood, MD, PhD
    • Associate Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Study: 3D Analysis of Human Pancreatic Tissue to Improve Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

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