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.

Channing Der Granted 2018 NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

The NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) supports investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research by providing extended funding stability and encouraging investigators to continue or embark on projects of unusual potential in cancer research. The research funded will focus on exploiting novel protein kinases that regulate MYC protein stability to cause MYC loss, … Continue reading Channing Der Granted 2018 NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

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PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2018: Running RAScals

UNC's Running RAScals (aka the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger & Friends) participated in this year’s PanCAN #PurpleStride run on Saturday, April 21st.  This 5k run raises money to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, raised $10,839 to support Pancreatic Cancer Research, coming in Fifth in overall fundraising! This was the Der Lab's fifth … Continue reading PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2018: Running RAScals

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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

#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!

Der Lab Participates in the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Raleigh Purple Stride 5K was a success with great weather and a large turnout at NC State Centennial Campus this past Saturday. With 17 members, the Der lab team raised $12,045 and ranked second in fundraising, while our colleagues on Team UNC led the way raising $15,446, ranking #1 out … Continue reading Der Lab Participates in the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K

Join us on May 17 for the Purple Stride Raleigh-Durham!

Kirsten Bryant of the Der lab has organized a team for the Purple Stride Raleigh-Durham. It's a 5K run scheduled for May 17th  at the NC State Centennial Campus. Aside from the fact that this organization supports research, Kirsten chose to support the pancreatic cancer action network because of the resources they provide for patients.  … Continue reading Join us on May 17 for the Purple Stride Raleigh-Durham!