The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center

Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Team

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The Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Team at Johns Hopkins is committed to providing the highest level of care to individuals suffering from pancreatic cancer and related conditions. Our team is comprised of many of the world's leading experts in pancreatic cancer.


A Message of Hope...

A Message of Hope

On Saturday March 24, 2013, members of the Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. affiliates of PanCAN visited the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins. Approximately 50 patients, family members and advocates visited.
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Surgeons at Johns Hopkins performed more pancreatic cancer resections than any other institution in the world. More...


Pancreatic Cancer News

New living cell line of precancer of the pancreas created

Investigators from the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins recently published the first report of a cell line derived from an intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) of the pancreas. This study, co-lead by principal investigators Dr. Laura Wood and Dr. Nicholas Roberts, reports the molecular and functional characterization of this new cell line. To create the cell line, the authors used a combination of three-dimensional organoid culture and traditional two-dimensional cell culture. Intriguingly, they demonstrate that the cancer-associated properties of the cell line, such as colony formation and invasion, are intermediate between normal ductal cells and bona fide invasive pancreatic cancer cells, consistent with its identity as a precancerous lesion. This novel cell line represents an important model for further investigation of ITPNs and precancerous pancreatic lesions more generally. Moreover, it highlights three-dimensional culture as a tech nique to propagate early neoplasms in culture, with the potential to transition to traditional two-dimensional approaches for further studies.


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