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Mucins in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Pancreatic Diseases

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41CA177288-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41CA177288
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NCI
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
10306 REGENCY PKWY DR
OMAHA, NE 68114-3708
United States
DUNS: 831984625
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 AARON SASSON
 (402) 730-8954
 asasson@unmc.edu
Business Contact
 AMY DODSON
Phone: (402) 730-8954
Email: adodson12@yahoo.com
Research Institution
 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER 987835 NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
OMAHA, NE 68198-7835
United States

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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Due to its asymptomatic nature and lack of methods for early detection, gt 80% of pancreatic cancer (PC) patients present with an unresectable primary tumor with distant metastasis at the time of diagnosis. While the overall 5 year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is dismal, significantly better outcomes have been reported for smaller tumors detected at an earlier stage. Slow development of PC in conjunction with the better curative response of patients with early disease underscore the need of early detection of pancreatic cancer. While there is no consensus on the diagnostic approaches for early detection of PC, in light of its rare prevalence, there is a growing agreement to target high-risk individual for early diagnosis. Individuals with familial PC and patients harboring cystic lesions in the pancreas are considered be the two well defined high-risk groups likely to develop pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cystic lesions, earlier considered to be rare, are increa

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