The University of Cambridge, U.K., has opened the Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Center, a multi-disciplinary center focusing on pancreatic research.
The center aims to provide treatment and diagnostic options to local and international pancreatic cancer patients seeking novel treatments, and to design and implement ways to increase patient participation in pancreatic cancer trials locally, nationally and internationally. The center is also working to establish a multi-disciplinary research community within the University of Cambridge that coordinates and sponsors research projects to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for pancreatic cancer and contribute to publications in pancreatic cancer medicine for broad dissemination to government, academia and industry.
Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research U.K., said, "This new center in Cambridge will give patients access to trials of exciting new treatments where they otherwise may not have many options. The involvement of Cancer Research U.K.'s leading scientists will ensure that discoveries made in the lab reach these patients as fast as possible."