AFFPC Gives $165,000 to Support Pancreatic Cancer Research at BIDMC

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AFFPC Presenting the check to Drs. Moser and Barrows.

AFFPC check presentation to Drs. Moser and Barrows.

Leaders from the Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer (AFFPC) visited BIDMC in the fall to present a check for $165,000 to A. James Moser, MD (second from right), co-director of the BIDMC Pancreas and Liver Institute.

The gift is used to fund the AFFPC clinical research fellow and other ongoing pancreatic cancer research at BIDMC. The AFFPC is a partnership of grass-roots foundations and families across the country unified in a quest to defeat pancreatic cancer. Last year, as part of its five-year commitment to support pancreatic cancer research at BIDMC, the AFFPC gave $100,000.

During a daylong visit, the group heard presentations from researchers, including current AFFPC clinical research fellow and surgery resident Courtney Barrows, MD (far right), and met with BIDMC leaders, including Surgery Vice Chair of Education Tara Kent, MD, MS, and Surgery Chief Administrative Officer Ron Jones. Later, the group visited “Project Survival” partner Berg Health, a biopharmaceutical company. Project Survival is a cross-sector international collaboration with the pancreatic cancer research led by Dr. Moser to discover and validate treatment biomarkers for pancreatic cancer.

“We are enormously grateful to AFFPC for their tireless efforts to support our work,” says Dr. Moser. “Their passion and dedication inspires us to devote ourselves to curing this terrible disease each and every day.”

Photo above: Presenting the check to Drs. Moser and Barrows were AFFPC representatives (from left): Ken Grey, DOM, a board member; Theresa Dukovich, Executive Director; and Kendra Haywood, chair of the AFFPC board.

See more at: http://www.bidmc.org/Centers-and-Departments/Departments/Surgery/Surgery-News/2015/November/AFFPC-Gift-Supports-Pancreatic-Research.aspx#sthash.3siDhqg4.dpuf

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