Research and Grants
The Jordan-Rieger Fund for Pancreatic Cancer is committed to ending pancreatic cancer forever by fueling scientific knowledge through the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research by bringing together the best minds from within Purdue University and beyond through the Pancreatic Cancer Working Group. Our research and grant program are essential driving forces for achieving our mission.
Our research funds play a critical role in fueling scientific knowledge at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research where we can study pancreatic cancer on a cellular level to discover how it develops, grows and responds to treatment. We are also working on ways to detect this cancer sooner and discover more effective treatments. Through the Pancreatic Cancer Working Group, we are able to share this knowledge with scientists and physicians to save and enhance human lives. This group has begun with researchers from Purdue University to reach out beyond its walls to share their research interests, laboratory data, new directions of investigation, and carefully review existing capabilities. This ground work has led to a common interest in active collaboration between its members/laboratories to help build our capabilities to successfully contribute to the treatment of pancreatic cancer. To learn more about our collaborative efforts please click on the following link:
Jordan-Rieger Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Grant for $45,239 current recipient is Dr. Mark Kelley, PhD., Indiana University, is currently the Betty and Earl Herr Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research and Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Director at the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research, and the Associate Director for Basic Science Research at the IU Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Kelley’s current research area is in studying mechanisms that result in inhibiting pancreatic cancer cell growth and proliferation. To learn more about Dr. Kelley’s research please click on the following link:
We support many different types of research for the cure and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Applications are reviewed through a rigorous scientific peer review processes.
The Jordan-Rieger Fund for Pancreatic Cancer endowment was created in January 2011 by Jennifer J. Pickett and Robin E. Walsh. Our purpose of setting up the endowment at The Purdue Center for Cancer Research is to support and expand Purdue research endeavors specifically in pancreatic cancer. These endowments are donations from alumni and friends that play a vital role in our success and we can now allow the funds to live on forever and continue to generate income for the important research being done here at the Center.