Improving the Pancreatic Cancer outcomes through Novel Treatment Targets

    NAME A/Prof Mehrdad Nikfarjam
    CANCER TYPE Pancreatic cancer
    INSTITUTION Pancare Foundation
    STATE Victoria
    GRANT TYPE $200,000
    PROJECT TYPE Research

    Improving the Pancreatic Cancer outcomes through Novel Treatment Targets
    This project is an interdisciplinary collaboration led by a pancreatic surgeon-scientist and a cell biologist with unrivalled expertise in animal models, cancer targeting, tumour microenvironment, and stromal activation. A successful conclusion to this Project will provide the rationale for rapidly transferring findings to the clinical setting to determine the effectiveness of p21-activated kinase (PAK) inhibitors in improving the treatment of patients with Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).