The partnership between The Hirshberg Foundation and the American Pancreatic Association (APA) continues to unite brilliant minds, showcases significant topics and keynote speakers, and highlights the contributions of researchers through an annual award. The APA meeting typically assembles a global community of scientists and clinicians each year who present and delve into the latest research findings on pancreatic diseases. This year, the Foundation sponsored a groundbreaking symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Pancreatic Cancer and presented two remarkable scientists with an award for the Best Abstract in Pancreatic Cancer.
Moderated by our Scientific Advisory Board Chair, Miklos Sahin-Toth MD, PhD, individual presentations were led by researchers from Mayo Clinic, Cedars Sinai, and MD Anderson Cancer Center, each discussing innovation in the AI space as it relates to early detection and diagnostics. The topics included:
- Harnessing Next Generation Imaging for Redefining Early Pancreas Cancer Detection, presented by Ajit Goenka MD, FSAR.
- PDAC Risk Prediction Using Artificial Intelligence Analysis of Pre-Diagnostic Abdominal CT Scans, presented by Debiao Li PhD.
- Integrating Radiomics, AI, and Biomarkers into Early Detection Strategies, presented by Eugene Koay.
We invite you to watch a recording of these presentations and learn more about the impact of AI in pancreatic cancer research. The Foundation is dedicated to empowering an ever-growing research community by promoting the exploration of new and innovative approaches to combat this disease.
Join us in also celebrating the winners of the 2023 Best Abstract in Pancreatic Cancer Award. Michael Pfluger MD at Johns Hopkins University was presented with the award based on his work on Ductal Cancerization at the Pancreatic Neck Margin – Prevalence and Clinical Implications. In addition, Xiuhui Shi MD at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center received the award for their work based on ZIP4 Promotes Anorexia and Cachexia Through Activating Tumor-Associated Macrophage Infiltration and GDF15 Secretion in Pancreatic Cancer Research.