November 30, 2015
The Center for Advanced Digestive Care provides grant funding for pilot projects by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, its tri-institutional partners, and beyond. The CADC recently closed submissions for its fifth round of pilot funding.
Dr. Thomas J. Fahey and a team of researchers received funding in 2014 to evaluate mRNA expressions that contribute to metastasis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). Their differential analysis compared a total of 16 localized and metastatic well-differentiated PNETs, which was an expansion of a previous study of such tumors. Several developments have come from this analysis thus far:
From this molecular profile, scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine can now identify the most differentially expressed genes between localized and metastatic tumors. The gene panel below is an example of a panel that will in the future be used to characterize the phenotype of PNETs.