Der Lab members attend PanCAN Annual Meeting

Channing, Kirsten and Bjoern attended the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA, August 18-21, 2016.  The theme for this meeting was Wage Hope 2020 with the goal of doubling the dismay 5-year survival rate for this deadly cancer.   This meeting was held jointly with the The Pancreatic Cancer Action … Continue reading Der Lab members attend PanCAN Annual Meeting

Kirsten Bryant Celebrates Father’s Day by Advocating for Her Dad

As a child, Kirsten Bryant, PhD, used to follow her dad around everywhere. One of his favorite pastimes was working in the yard, and Bryant would be seen pushing a toy wheelbarrow alongside her dad as he tended to their gardens in Womelsdorf, Conn. She would even take naps in the flowerbeds to be near him while he was gardening.

Photos from Purple Stride 2016

PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty-six PurpleStride events, including PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham. These events are critical in raising awareness and funds that advance research and support patients and loved ones with a promise of … Continue reading Photos from Purple Stride 2016

UNC Lineberger researchers driven to fight pancreatic cancer

Kirsten Bryant, PhD, a cancer researcher and postdoctoral fellow at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Channing Der, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member and the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Pharmacology, shared personal stories of why they're driven to fight pancreatic cancer at a breakfast in Durham on Tuesday. See the full article here: https://unclineberger.org/news/unc-lineberger-researchers-driven-to-fight-pancreatic-cancer?utm_source=lineup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10 

Kirsten Bryant awarded Pathway to Leadership Grant

GRANTEE: KIRSTEN BRYANT, PHD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Research Project: Exploiting pancreatic cancer cell metabolism for therapeutic gain Award: 2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant Award Period: October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2020 Amount: $600,000 Biographical Highlights Dr. Bryant is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory … Continue reading Kirsten Bryant awarded Pathway to Leadership Grant

New Grants awarded in the Der Lab

Channing Der awarded NCI grant to pursue drug discovery Channing J. Der, PhD, UNC Lineberger member and Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the UNC School of Medicine, was awarded a five-year NIH R01 grant entitled "Biological Activity of RAS Oncogenes". This grant will support his studies to pursue drug discovery for … Continue reading New Grants awarded in the Der Lab

#PurpleStride 5k Photos are here!

The Research RAScals (aka the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger & Friends) participated in this year’s PanCAN #PurpleStride run!  Everyone had a blast at the race and Dr. Der came in 3rd place for his age group! The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, raised $9,054 to support Pancreatic Cancer Research, coming in Second in overall fundraising!

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!