Pancreatic cancer symptoms often go undetected or might be mistakenly associated with other medical conditions. It’s important to know the common symptoms, as anyone experiencing one or more should speak with their doctor. While the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is not known, certain risk factors are strongly linked to the disease, including tobacco smoking […]
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat in part because of the poorly understood and complex mechanisms of disease progression. Pancreatic cancer is characterized by the infiltration of multiple inflammatory cell types that surround the tumor, known as the tumor microenvironment. This microenvironment is harsh and nutrient-poor yet cancer cells continue […]
Recently published research from Seed Grant recipient, Matteo Ligorio, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School has expanded our understanding of how the stromal microenvironment shapes a pancreas tumor and can impact clinical outcomes. Dr. Ligorio and his team discovered that cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) profoundly alter the tumor microenvironment promoting an aggressive cancer phenotype with […]
We are pleased to share that the January 2019 issue of Pancreas features an article titled “Emerging Evidence for the Clinical Relevance of Pancreatic Cancer Exosome,” written by the Director of the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases O. Joe Hines, MD; Hirshberg Seed Grant Awardees Jonathan C. King, MD and Guido Eibl, MD; […]
The Hirshberg Foundation is happy to announce that genetic counselor, Wendy Conlon, will be joining us at the 15th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer to discuss the importance of genetic counseling. Wendy Conlon, MS, CGC, is a genetic counselor board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed in California. She received her […]