Pancreatic cancer

How to Recycle Cancer GWAS Data

June 6, 2011

In the 2000s, a new kind of genetic experiment was born: the genome-wide association study, or GWAS. If geneticists could recruit enough people with a particular disease and compare them to an equal number of disease-free controls, they believed [Read more]

Clinical Trials at a Turning Point

April 26, 2010

Phase II clinical trials are the clutch moments of translational science, the place where the star medical advances are separated from the disappointing pretenders. Backed by years of promising laboratory findings and a Phase I trial to assess [Read more]

Finding Hope With Pancreatic Cancer

March 4, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Pancreatic cancer has made an unusual amount of news lately, with the very public struggles of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, and actor Patrick Swayze. The diagnosis can be dire news; the mean [Read more]

Detecting pancreatic cancer

February 23, 2009

By Jeremy Manier There’s a fine pancreatic cancer piece in the Chicago Tribune today by Robert Mitchum, a friend of the blog who recently got his Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of Chicago. Rob uses a new study on a potential method of [Read more]