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Highlights from Pancreas Centre BC’s Research Symposium 2017

Pancreas Centre BC held a Pancreatic Cancer Research Symposium on May 29th 2017 at the Diamond Health Care Centre. Over 40 people attended the invitation-only workshop that featured presentations from IDEAS grant holders and other pancreatic cancer researchers as well as trainees from UBC and the BC Cancer Agency. A variety of projects and topics were discussed including those related to new therapeutic targets for pancreatic cancer, novel biomarkers for early detection, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours and personalized medicine.

Dr. Dan Renouf receives the prestigious MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator Award

Dr. Dan Renouf, the co-director of Pancreas Centre BC, is one of the 11 recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Health Professional-Investigator Award in its inaugural competition. This highly competitive salary award acknowledges Dr. Renouf’s clinical leadership role in a pan-Canadian initiative to molecularly characterize metastatic pancreatic cancer in order to develop individualized treatment options.

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:


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.


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