AACR Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges
The AACR's Pancreatic Cancer Meeting was a great forum for researchers and clinicians to consider the progress and challenges of pancreatic cancer research. Internationally renowned speakers presented new ideas and findings as the worlds pancreatic cancer researchers joined together to discuss these 8 major questions shaping the conference:
Can we diagnose pancreatic cancer early?
Can pancreatic cancer be avoided?
How does pancreatic cancer develop?
Why does pancreatic cancer metastasize and cause cachexia and pain?
How does the tumour microenvironment influence pancreatic cancer?
Can KRAS be defeated?
What are the promising preclinical and clinical advances in pancreatic cancer?
Are there new ways to prevent or treat pancreatic cancer?
Andrew Biankin, co-head of the APGI, presented some of our research findings as he discussed the roles of chromatin modification and axon guidance in pancreatic cancer as revealed by genomic analysis.