Fred Hutch Pancreatic cancer researcher Dr. Sunil Hingorani has won a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the federal Cancer Moonshot program, the signature initiative of former Vice President Joseph Biden. Hingorani is one of six collaborators nationwide who received funding this fall for a new research consortium focused on the biological context of pancreatic tumors — such as nearby immune cells or blood vessels — which can have a major impact on a tumor’s vulnerability to treatment.
Flexible, precision-medicine trial ‘driven by doing what is best for the individual patient’
Oct. 4, 2016
| By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
Called “Precision Promise,” this new nationwide precision-medicine trial in pancreatic cancer seeks to turn the concept of clinical trials on its head: Rather than finding participants for a given experimental treatment study, the approach finds the right treatment for a given patient at a given time.