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UNMC pancreatic cancer researcher awarded $200,000 grant

Pankaj  Singh, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the American Association for Cancer Research and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Dr. Singh is one of 14 pancreatic cancer researchers to share in grants totaling more than $5 million. His two-year grant will focus on targeting novel metabolic chemoresistance mechanisms in pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and has a five-year survival rate of just 6 percent. In its mission to advance pancreatic cancer research and improve patient outcomes, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has collaborated with the AACR to promote and support outstanding research focused on conquering this deadly disease.

The goals of the grants program are to build a robust pancreatic cancer research community; to encourage collaboration, information-sharing and innovation; and to expedite scientific and medical breakthroughs for patient benefit.

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu.

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