George Washington University

GW Cancer Center Approved for $300,000 Engagement Award for Project on Cancer Survivorship Care Quality

A team from the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center has been approved for a $300,000 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards (Engagement Awards) program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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A team at the GW Cancer Center will develop a model to study the COMPASS complex in pancreatic cancer and possible targeted therapies

Researchers have found that “squamous-like” pancreatic cancer, a subtype that impacts 15-20 percent of patients, is driven by deregulation of epigenetic mechanisms, resulting in the loss of cell identity and development of highly aggressive and metastatic tumors.