The annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting brings together scientists from across the country who are studying every type of cancer to share the latest results from the lab and the clinic. This year’s headlines focused heavily on a small study of immunotherapy in rectal cancer that achieved 100% remission in all 14 […]
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Pingping Hou, PhD, of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Edwin Manuel, PhD, of the City of Hope, were announced at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022 as the latest recipients of the Lustgarten FoundationAACR Career Development Awards for Pancreatic Cancer Research in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John […]
An internationally renowned pancreatic surgeon, surgical oncologist, and cancer researcher, Christopher Wolfgang, MD, PhD, joined NYU Langone Health last January. He is chief of the new Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in the Department of Surgery, having previously served as chief of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and vice chair for surgical oncology at Johns […]
Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of the most common cancers, less than 10% of patients survive longer than five years, largely due to most cases being diagnosed at a late stage. A collaboration between NovoCure and Roche hopes to improve those odds. This morning, NovoCure and Swiss pharma giant Roche announced a collaboration […]
By Kerri Kaplan On the heels of Juneteenth being named a federal holiday, Avery Posey, PhD, the inaugural recipient of the Lustgarten Foundation Career Development Award honoring Congressman John R. Lewis gave an excellent talk on the importance of health equity in pancreatic cancer research and treatment. Black people and African Americans experience both higher incidence and death rates from pancreatic cancer than other populations. There are a variety of causes of health disparities, including behavioral […]
Pancreatic cancer is a uniquely challenging disease, requiring bold and innovative science. We know these challenges are even greater for Black people and African Americans, who experience both higher incidence and death rates than other populations. Avery D. Posey, PhD, knows the statistic well–both as an African American scientist and a patient family member. Dr. Posey […]