Dr. Kirsten Bryant’s recent publication in Nature Medicine stimulates excitement for a new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer.

Published March 4th, 2019 in Nature Medicine, two new studies describe a combination approach to target the KRAS signaling pathway and a process called autophagy as a way to treat pancreatic cancer patients. Sources: Two Studies Point to New Combination Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 3/4/2019 Advancements in Promising New Pancreatic … Continue reading Dr. Kirsten Bryant’s recent publication in Nature Medicine stimulates excitement for a new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer.

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News radio 680 WPTF on Pancreatic Cancer

Rick and Donna Martinez have a morning live interview show featuring conversations with community personalities and leaders about issues that impact you.  We are happy to share the March 1, 2018 radio podcast with our own Pancreatic Cancer Experts Channing Der, PhD and Kirsten Bryant, PhD. This interview discusses common perceptions of Pancreatic Cancer; Symptoms … Continue reading News radio 680 WPTF on Pancreatic Cancer

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NPR Focuses on One of the Biggest Challenges in Pancreatic Cancer: KRAS

This article was posted on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on March 9, 2018 by Allison Rosenweig, PhD. KRAS protein structure, reproduced with permission from NCI, FNLCR About 95 percent of pancreatic cancer cases – and around 30 percent of all human cancers – have a mutation in a gene called RAS. The resulting mutated … Continue reading NPR Focuses on One of the Biggest Challenges in Pancreatic Cancer: KRAS

UNC’s Running RAScals at PurpleStride 5K

The Running RAScals (aka the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger & Friends) participated in this year’s PanCAN #PurpleStride run on Saturday.  This 5k run raises money to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, raised $12,998 to support Pancreatic Cancer Research, coming in Second in overall fundraising!

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

The Der Lab has gone purple for the entire month of November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month!  Every day they wear purple they are raising money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Yesterday, November 17, was World Pancreatic Cancer Day and the lab spent the day showing their support for Pancreatic Cancer Research all day.  See … Continue reading World Pancreatic Cancer Day

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