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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of Alcohol as a risk factor in the induction of Pancreatic Carcinogenesis
Principal Investigator:

Sharmila Shankar

Location: New Orleans, LA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $316,049
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal and devastating human malignancies, with a 5-year survival rate of approximately 6%. Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (CaP) is challenging due to lack of reliable diagnostic markers and limited understanding of the etiological factors. Heavy alcohol consumption constitutes a significant social problem and has been identified as a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Alcohol use disorders frequently co-occur in military veterans and civilians; thus, t...

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