GIVEHOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Fund:
$47,500 to Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology, member of the Cincinnati Cancer Center and UC Cancer Institute. Qi and his team will study a cellular structure and function in metastatic pancreatic cancer cells and determine the therapeutic efficacy of nanovesicles by blocking certain cancer-causing pathways in cancer development and spread.
$47,500 to Fukun Guo, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a researcher at Cincinnati Children’s. Guo and his team will determine the efficacy of chemical targeting of animal and human regulatory T cells (a type of white blood cells) as a way to trigger immunity against pancreatic tumor formation.