2013

Channing Der presents lecture at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

(by Katy Jones — Nov 18, 2013)
Der highlighted recent research findings that have stimulated new experimental directions for improve therapies for pancreatic cancer.
Channing Der, PhD
Channing Der, PhD, at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Raleigh-Durham Purple Strides-sponsored Educational Lecture.

Channing Der, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Pharmacology and UNC Lineberger member, recently presented an educational lecture for pancreatic cancer survivors, family members and caregivers at a Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Raleigh-Durham Purple Strides-sponsored Educational Lecture.

Dr. Der’s presentation, Recent Research in Pancreatic Cancer,  highlighted recent research findings that have stimulated new experimental directions for improve therapies for this deadly cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. In particular, he discussed the recent intensified efforts to develop anti-KRAS targeted therapies, considered by many to be the holy grail of pancreatic cancer treatment.  The KRAS gene is mutated in virtually every pancreatic cancer patient.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network understands the many challenges that patients and their families face in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

For more information on Dr. Der’s research focus, please visit our faculty research profiles . To download his presentation, click here.

Dr. Der visits The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland

“In mid-September, FIMM-The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland welcomed Channing J. Der, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA for a visit at Biomedicum and FIMM that included research as well as stimulating discussions with FIMM and Helsinki Biomedical Graduate Program (HBGP) students in the FIMM-HBGP Seminars.” Read more


Dr. Der speaks at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Advocacy Day

Dr. Der

Dr. Der, 2012 Tempur-Pedic® Retailers Innovative Grant recipient, speaks at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Seventh Annual Advocacy Day 2013. Learn more

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