Workshop on Pancreatic Cancer
June 4 - 10, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Instructors:

Howard Crawford, University of Michigan
Tony Hollingsworth, University of Nebraska
Marina Pasca di Magliano, University of Michigan

See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers - tumors are often diagnosed at advanced stages of the disease and metastasize rapidly. This one-week discussion course will provide a comprehensive overview of clinical and biological aspects of pancreatic cancer with special emphasis on disease diagnosis and management, molecular pathways involved in tumor development and progression, mechanism-based therapeutic strategies, advanced research tools, and ethical concerns. Attendees will be able to interact with senior investigators on a one-to-one basis in an informal environment. Non-faculty students may be eligible for partial stipends, depending on stated need. Applications are invited from medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

Topics include:
  • Organ Overview: Anatomy, Physiology
  • Clinical Aspects of Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment
  • Molecular Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Gene Signatures, Pre-disposition Syndromes
  • Pathobiology of Pancreatic Cancer: Pathways, Cell of Origin, Tumor Microenvironment
  • Tools and techniques: Mouse Models, Imaging, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics
  • Therapeutics: Target Identification and Validation, Pre-clinical Studies, Clinical Trial Design
  • Resources: Biobanks, Funding Strategies
2017 Faculty Lecturers:

Alec Kimmelman, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Allyson J. Ocean, Weill Cornell Medicine
Anirban Maitra, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Anne Marie O'Broin-Lennon, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ben Stanger, University of Pennsylvania
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Diane Simeone, NYU Langone Medical Center
Dieter Saur, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Douglas T. Fearon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Eileen O’Reilly, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
George Miller, New York University Langone Medical Center
Gloria Peterson, Mayo Clinic
Jason S. Lewis, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jennifer M Bailey, Johns Hopkins University
Joseph Hermann, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kenneth P. Olive, Columbia University
Keping Xie, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Luis A. Diaz, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mahmouh Al-Hawary, University of Michigan Health System
Mara Sherman, Oregon Health & Science University
Marina Pasca di Magliano, University of Michigan Medical Center
Matthew Holderfield, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Matthew Vander Heiden, MIT
Mikala Egeblad, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Nabeel Bardeesy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Sam Hanash, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Steven Gallinger, University of Toronto
Sunil R. Hingorani, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Research
Suresh Chari, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco

The course will be held at the Laboratory's Banbury Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island. All participants stay within walking distance of the Center.

We anticipate this course will be partially supported with funds provided by: Lustgarten Foundation and the Pancreatric Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).

Scholarship funds are available for partial support of tuition, room and board on a merit basis. Please apply in writing when you apply stating the need for financial aid.

Cost (including board and lodging): $2,765

Before applying, ensure you have:
  1. Personal statement/essay;
  2. Letter(s) of recommendation;
  3. Curriculum vitae/resume (optional);
  4. Financial aid request (optional).
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This button links to a short form which confirms your interest in the course. No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course.

Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive on the evening of Monday June 3, and depart after lunch on Monday June 10.