Grant ID RR200023
Awarded On November 20, 2019
Title Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Program CPRIT Scholar
Award Mechanism Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Matteo Ligorio
Cancer Sites Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Pancreas
Contracted Amount $2,000,000
Summary of Goals and Objectives

Pancreatic cancer (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths and is rising in this category, despite significant progress. This prognosis makes these tumors a public health problem as well as a constant challenge for doctors who treat this aggressive disease.

During my surgical training I operated on PDAC patients and from these experiences decided to become a physician-scientist in an effort to find novel therapeutic strategies directed towards this disease. This proposal is the logical next step based on my research training, in which we found that tumor architecture is an important factor involved in tumor evolution.

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