The Jordan-Rieger Fund for Pancreatic Cancer at Purdue University Center for Cancer Research is a collaboration of two families to help educate and provide funds for the detection, diagnosis and cure of pancreatic cancer.
We strive to have scientists and engineers join forces to design and develop new technologies and devices to detect pancreatic cancer in its earliest stages. We also hope to stimulate collaborations between Purdue University and other pancreatic cancer researchers to quickly move promising technologies to the patient eliminating this horrible cancer.
Currently, we have raised over $125,000 for pancreatic cancer research. The Jordan-Rieger Fund was instrumental in re-energizing the Pancreatic Working Group which facilitates the consistent and productive exchange of ideas between Purdue University and Indiana University with 19 clinicians and 24 basic scientists for the understanding, prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Through this collaborative effort, last year we awarded our first research grant over $46,000 to Dr. Mark Kelley, Ph. D. at Indiana University. With your help, the Jordan-Rieger Fund can continue to make great advances in finding a cure.