It is with great sadness that the Hirshberg Foundation shares the news of the passing of Dr. Wai-Nang Paul Lee, our distinguished member of our Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Lee passed away this week from pancreatic cancer – a disease that he studied for the last 40 years of his life. He was a mentor to many medical […]
Brandon Walters of Gemini Timing has been a part of the Orange County Triathlon for the past seven years. Now, with his new company Five Point Productions, he is the owner of the Orange County Triathlon. Brandon was looking for his next step in the race industry and when it turned out a race date […]
New research from Seed Grant recipient, Marina Pasca di Magliano, PhD, from the University of Michigan has deepened our understanding of the biology of pancreatic cancer, crucial to the development of treatment therapies. The most common form of pancreatic cancer is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a tumor that starts in the exocrine cells of the pancreas, […]
In a new study conducted by the UCLA School of Nursing, researchers will assess how supportive care can increase the overall quality of life, and potentially survival rates, in pancreatic cancer patients. It is known that pancreatic cancer patients, and their caregivers, often experience increased levels of depression and a high symptom burden. Furthermore, when […]
A new study published by our 2014-15 Seed Grant recipient, Yiannis Drosos, PhD has uncovered information that can help diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer tumors.
New research conducted at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research in Liverpool, New South Wales, has found a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer. The research, published in Oncotarget, suggests that a combined approach that targets tumor cells with chemotherapy while inhibiting specific pathways that mediate stromal-tumor interactions may represent a novel therapeutic strategy […]