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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Targeting MNK Pathways in Pancreatic Cancer
Principal Investigator:

Hidayatullah G. Munshi

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $78,400
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The dismal mortality rate for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is attributed to the fact that it is a highly chemo-resistant and aggressive cancer. Current therapies have also not been able to eradicate cancer stem cells (CSCs), which can reestablish tumors following treatment. Notably, PDAC tumors are associated with intensely collagen-rich stroma that we have shown can mediate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and contribute to cancer cell invasion. PDAC tumors are also associated...

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