UC Pancreatic Cancer Consortium


clinical trials

Pancreas Cancer Clinical Trials across the UC System

upcoming events

UCPCC Seminar Series

and upcoming Symposia

funding opportunities

Open opportunities are listed below


UCPCC Symposium
Pancreatic Cancer: Microbiome, Diet and Environment

Friday, May 13, 2022 8:30 AM -12PM PT
REGISTER AT: http://tiny.ucsf.edu/PCsymposium
Agenda (pdf)

UCPCC Seminar Series

All seminars are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00 AM PT. 


June 7, 2022 8:00-9:00 AM

Speaker: Ron Evans (Salk Institute)

Reprogramming of Transcriptional Circuitry to Control Pancreatic Cancer 

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August 2, 2022 8:00-9:00 AM

Speaker: Anindya Bagachi (Sanford Burnham Prebys)

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September 6, 2022 8:00-9:00 AM

Speaker: Shweta Joshi (UC San Diego)

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October 4, 2022 8:00-9:00 AM

Speaker: Elizabeth Jaffee (Johns Hopkins)

Turning the Heat Up on Pancreatic Cancer: Lessons on Overcoming a “Cold” Immunologic Tumor Micro-environment

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November 1, 2022 8:00-9:00 AM

Speaker: Anirban Maitra (MD Anderson)

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Who We Are

The mission of the UC Pancreatic Cancer Consortium (UCPCC) is to unite scientists and clinicians across the UC cancer centers committed to pancreatic cancer research and treatment in a highly collaborative environment that accelerates the progress and impact of our work.

Our vision is to improve the lives of persons diagnosed with pancreatic cancer by translating innovative research into improved clinical care.

UCPCC UC Leaders: 
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center – Richard Bold
UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center – Murray Korc
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center – Timothy Donahue
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center – Andrew Lowy
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center – Margaret Tempero


Left to right; Dr’s Richard Bold, Andrew Lowy, Margaret Tempero, Tannishtha Reya, Julie Sutcliffe and Katie Couric at the Stand Up To Cancer 2019 Scientific Summit in Santa Monica, CA.

UC Pancreatic Cancer Consortium Working Groups:


  • Biobanking

  • Early Biology                                         

  • Early Detection

  • Imaging                                  

  • Inherited Susceptibility  

  • PDAC Clinical Trials

  • Technology Assessment

  • PNET

Funding Opportunities

The UC Pancreatic Cancer Consortium will fund a one-year pilot to encourage collaboration between UC campuses, with the expectation that it will lead to submission of a major collaborative grant such as an NIH P01, multi-PI R01, or similar. One award will be given up to $150,000.


Applications for this cycle are due at 5pm PT on March 15, 2022 (*New! Extended from March 1). Please refer to the Request for Applications for full details:

Spring 2022 Request for Applications (pdf)


For additional information or guidance, contact Kurt Giles (kurt.giles@ucsf.edu).

Pilot Awards:

  • 2021

    • Germline Testing in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Mallika Dhawan and Emily Bergsland (UCSF), Joel (Randy) Hecht (UCLA), and Andrew Lowy (UCSD)

    • Defining the metabolic vulnerabilities of chemoresistant pancreatic cancer: Christopher Halbrook (UCI) and Herve Tiriac (UCSD)


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