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

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APGI 2016 Symposium - Register Now

The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative (APGI) 6th Annual Clinical & Scientific Symposium is on in Sydney - Saturday 18th June, 2016. International and national speakers include Professor Andrew Biankin & Professor Sean Grimmond.

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Ground breaking research - but what does this mean for pancreatic cancer patients?

Published earlier this month, a study led by APGI researchers has provided the most in-depth analysis yet of pancreatic cancer, re-classifying this disease into four subtypes, each with its own genetic make-up and distinct behaviour. This gives us insight into why tumours seem to act differently in individual patients.

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Comprehensive analysis of the blueprint of pancreatic cancer.

APGI lead study published in Nature today reveals that pancreatic cancer is at least four separate diseases each with a different cause and needing a different treatment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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2014 APGI Symposium Presentations

Available presentations from the 2014 APGI Symposium have now been uploaded.

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2013 Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Launch at Parliament House Sydney

The Hon Jillian Skinner, NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research joined APGI researchers, Garvan Institute of Medical Research colleagues, pancreatic cancer patients and their family members at Parliament House in Sydney recently to officially launch the month of November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. At the conclusion of the formal proceedings a large cake in the shape of a purple ribbon was cut and guests enjoyed the opportunity to chat with one another over morning tea. We have heard some truly moving and extraordinary stories over the months from patients and their carers, one in particular we would like to share with you here. From Erica, who warmly addressed the Minister and audience at last week’s Parliament House event with an insightful speech on her roller coaster journey.

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Mutational Signatures of Cancer Identified

An international collaboration looking at the 30 most common cancer types and the mutational process that drives tumour development has resulted in a major cancer discovery.

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News from the 2013 APGI Symposium

The 4th Annual APGI Meeting was held on Saturday 11 May 2013 and we were truly delighted that so many of you were able to attend. It was a very successful meeting with approximately 150 Registrants and the feedback we have received has been extremely positive, not only from the scientists and medical health professionals that were present, but equally important from our community members, their families and friends.

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