The Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence brings together researchers, clinicians and staff to provide excellent multidisciplinary patient care and generate research discoveries that can be translated into new, more effective approaches for pancreatic cancer.
Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Matthew Lipner reported in the journal JCI Insight they have discovered a potential treatment strategy to reduce resistance to a chemotherapy combination used to treat pancreatic cancer.
Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, are studying whether they can use tiny, engineered microbubbles and ultrasound imaging to improve the activation of the immune system against pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers.
Researchers led by Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, have identified the culprit that keeps cancer-killing immune cells from reaching pancreatic cancer tumors. Their findings were published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research.
The care team at UNC Lineberger helped Mary Gillam beat the odds and become a pancreatic cancer survivor. “I truly could not have gotten through this without Chapel Hill’s support,” she said. “The whole team has been outstanding.”