November 8, 2012

Surgery Research Collaborative to discuss adipokines and pancreatic cancer, Tuesday, Nov. 13

As part of the Surgery Research Collaborative speaker series, Michael van Saun, Ph.D., research assistant professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology, will present, “Adipokines and Pancreatic Cancer: Why the Fat Matters,” Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in the University Club's Hermitage Room.

In 2010, van Saun, a research instructor in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, received a Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Award to study the influence of adipokines on pancreatic cancer progression.

The two-year, $200,000 grants are designed to attract and support early career scientists as they conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field.

The Department of Surgery Research Collaborative was developed to provide synergy between the basic sciences and clinical research as a means of enhancing research opportunities within the Section of Surgical Sciences.

The collaborative hosts open meetings the second Tuesday of every month in the Hermitage Room at the University Club from 5-6:30 p.m., offering opportunities for informal discussion as well as presentations from both the basic sciences and translational research. Section faculty, residents, fellows and staff are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.
Refreshments are provided.