Pancreas Centre BC researchers lead a new national study to investigate metastatic pancreatic cancer

Drs. Renouf and Schaeffer are leading a new pan-Canadian research project titled Enhanced Pancreatic Cancer Profiling for Individualized Care, funded by the Terry Fox Research Institute. EPPIC looks at DNA and RNA sequenced from metastatic pancreatic cancer tumours to improve understanding as to why some individuals receive treatment better than others. The $5-million funding from the Terry Fox Research Institute will support the sequencing of metastatic pancreatic tumours that EPPIC aims to do for 400 patients in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and B.C. and expand the program across Canada.

Pancreatic Cancer Education Symposium

On December 3rd 2016, Pancreas Centre BC together with Pancreatic Cancer Canada held their third annual Pancreatic Cancer Education Symposium.  Over 80 patients, families and their supporters attended this event and heard from leaders in the pancreatic cancer field.

The presentations were recorded and are available to view below:

PANCREATIC CANCER EDUCATION DAY FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS

Pancreas Centre BC and Pancreatic Cancer Canada will host an education day for patients with pancreatic cancer, their families and supporters.  The program will include:

  • Information for Patients & Caregivers
  • Overview of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Surgical Advances
  • Research & Clinical Trials
  • Screening & Surveillance
  • Hereditary Cancer
  • Nutrition & Wellness Support
  • Patient Stories
  • Your Questions Answered

The details of the symposium are:

PCBC Team Received 2016 CIHR Project Grant To Study The Tumour Microenvironemnt of PDAC.

The research team led by Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Underhill and co-investigators Dr. Kim Wiegand and Dr. David Schaeffer was awarded a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Grant for the project entitled ‘Defining Activated Stromal Signatures and Targeting the Tumour Microenvironment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma’.

Drs. Underhill and Wiegand received a 2013 PCBC IDEAS Grant that formed the basis for this successful grant application.

Pancreatic Cancer Education Day for Patients and Their Supporters

Pancreas Centre BC and Pancreatic Cancer Canada will host an education day for patients with pancreatic cancer, their families and supporters.  The program will include:

  • An overview of pancreatic cancer
  • Surgery
  • Research & clinical trials
  • Screening & surveillance
  • Hereditary cancer
  • Nutrition and support
  • Patient stories
  • Your questions answered

The details of the symposium are:

Date: Saturday 5th December 2015

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