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The APGI is excited to see what new opportunities 'team science' collaboration will bring and remain committed to connecting Australian scientists, healthcare professionals and community members so that together we can improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Welcome to the APGI

The APGI is excited to see what new opportunities 'team science' collaboration will bring and remain committed to connecting Australian scientists, healthcare professionals and community members so that together we can improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

The APGI brings together the expertise of pancreatic cancer scientists and healthcare professionals across Australia, and is dedicated to improving outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

 

Established in 2009 with the aim to create a catalogue of genetic changes important in pancreatic cancer by using state of the art genome sequencing techniques.  This significant milestone was reached ahead of its goal in early 2014, with recruitment of our 750th APGI participant and submission of the 450th pancreatic cancer sample for genome sequencing.  This ambitious achievement has resulted in pancreatic cancer sequencing data being readily available to the research community from all over the world.

 

The APGI's ongoing mission is to further develop this existing world-class resource comprising biospecimens and comprehensive information on pancreatic cancer patients from diagnosis onwards, including clinical, genomic and outcome data and to use this resource to improve pancreatic cancer care in the era of personalised medicine.

 


 


IMPaCT Trial

Individualised Molecular Pancreatic Cancer Therapy (IMPaCT) is a new Australian clinical trial looking at individualising the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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Familial Cancer Cohort

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APGI News
International Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer 2016

The International Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer 2016 will be hosted by our colleagues at the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre and held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland 9th - 12th June 2016. This conference will bring together 350 medical oncologists, surgeons, radiographers, gastroenterologists, molecular pathologists, pathologists and clinical and basic scientists from all over the globe, to explore current knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

APGI Proud Recipient of Avner Foundation Accelerator Grant

In its 2015 inaugural funding round The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation has made available $1.9M in grant funding to support research into pancreatic cancer. This funding pool was raised through incredible corporate and community fundraising efforts across the country and has translated into a total of six Grants.

New Leadership

The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative (APGI), the NSWCC and NHMRC funded research program that has helped set the standards for characterizing the genomic underpinnings of pancreatic cancer on a large scale, is moving to its next phase under new leadership.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

The month of November is dedicated to bringing pancreatic cancer into focus through awareness and keeping hope alive for those living with or touched by this disease. The 2015 World Pancreatic Cancer Day is Friday 13th November.

APGI awarded The 'Wildfire' Highly Cited Publication Award

At the recent Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research the APGI was announced winner of The Wildfire award. This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of all our researchers, clinicians and patients. Congratulations team!