PanCAN Webinar June 16 > Killing KRAS: The Key to a Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Breakthrough?

Please join us Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:00 pm PDT (San Francisco) / 3:00 pm EST Channing will be presenting a webinar entitled "Killing KRAS: The Key to a Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Breakthrough?" He will discuss the most common genetic mutation found in pancreatic tumors. It will focus on research aimed at understanding KRAS in pancreatic … Continue reading PanCAN Webinar June 16 > Killing KRAS: The Key to a Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Breakthrough?

Join us this Saturday for the PanCAN #PurpleStride run!

It's not too late to join us -- the Research RAScals (aka the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger) -- as we participate in this year's PanCAN #PurpleStride run! The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, has already raised $5,624 so far and we hope to raise even more by this Saturday. Location: NC State - Centennial Campus Registration … Continue reading Join us this Saturday for the PanCAN #PurpleStride run!

Lineberger News: Der pulls in two grants for pancreatic cancer research

April 22, 2015 -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the American Association for Cancer Research announced April 16 that UNC Lineberger's Channing Der, PhD, and two co-principal investigators were chosen to receive a $1 million grant for pancreatic cancer research. Earlier this year, Der was also announced as the recipient of a grant from … Continue reading Lineberger News: Der pulls in two grants for pancreatic cancer research

UNC 2015 Translational Medicine Symposium April 21

The 2015 Translational Medicine Symposium will be held in the Kirkland Auditorium at the Koury Oral Health Sciences Building. To register: http://tinyurl.com/qxfqx9a Symposium Agenda Time: Tuesday, April 21st, 2014. 8:30am-4:45pm 8:30am  Breakfast, Koury Oral Health Science Bldg 8:50-9:00 Welcome, Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Science Bldg 9:00-10:00 Trainee talks Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Science Bldg 10:00-10:15 … Continue reading UNC 2015 Translational Medicine Symposium April 21

Join the Research RAScals and fight pancreatic cancer on May 16, 2015!

It is that time of year again, PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham will take place on May 16, 2015 at North Carolina State University Centennial Campus. Kirsten Bryant is organizing our efforts. This year we will be inviting other labs to join our team which has been re-branded as the Research RAScals. Please sign up soon as possible … Continue reading Join the Research RAScals and fight pancreatic cancer on May 16, 2015!

Der Lab Hosts Local Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Affiliate Meeting

Last night, the Der lab welcomed members and guests of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Raleigh-Durham Affiliate (PanCAN) for a talk and tour at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nestled in the Pagano Conference Room, Ronny Thomas, PanCAN Raleigh-Durham Affiliate Chair, introduced the night's speakers. As a Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and … Continue reading Der Lab Hosts Local Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Affiliate Meeting

UNC Lineberger Pathways: “Channing Der, PhD – A little luck and a lot of work”

Channing was recently featured in UNC Lineberger's online magazine "Pathways". He discussed the importance of mentorship, his work with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) and his role in discovering the first mutated cancer gene, KRAS, back in 1982. Read more: https://unclineberger.org/channing-der-profile

Health Research Alliance Visits

The Der and Cox labs welcomed delegates from the Health Research Alliance (HRA) conference on September 17, 2014. HRA is comprised of non-governmental biomedical research and training funders. The tour, organized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of which Dr. Der is a member, brought selected conference colleagues from various organizations such as the Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Avon, … Continue reading Health Research Alliance Visits

Kent Rossman is a 2014 University Cancer Research Fund Innovation Award Winner

Six researchers have been awarded 2014 University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) Innovation Awards for promoting innovative and new ideas in cancer research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 2014 Innovation Award winners are: Paul Armistead, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine - "Microwell based Selection and Expansion … Continue reading Kent Rossman is a 2014 University Cancer Research Fund Innovation Award Winner