2015 Ras Beach Retreat

Members of the Der, Cox and Campbell labs at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and members of the Wood, Onaitis, and Counter labs at Duke University, the Kashatus Lab at University of Virginia, and the Lim Lab at Washington University St. Louis came together at Emerald Isle for their annual scientific retreat July 26-29. Monday, July 27 9:00-9:20        Minu Ramanan (Campbell lab) … Continue reading 2015 Ras Beach Retreat

#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!

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

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

Jeran Stratford Receives his PhD

Jeran with mentors, Jen Jen Yeh (L) and Channing Der (R). Jeran Stratford, a member of Jen Jen Yeh and Channing Der's labs received his PhD after successfully defending his thesis July 3, 2014. The title of his thesis was "Aberrant gene expression: diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for pancreatic cancer." Jeran's mom flew all … Continue reading Jeran Stratford Receives his PhD