Tag Archives: Cancer Research

March 15, 2017

New Research Leading to New Treatment

From FOX25 in Boston:

“Doctors and researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are on the cusp of a major breakthrough that could change how pancreatic cancer patients are treated.

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October 2, 2016

Early detection of Pancreatic Cancer takes center stage

The Griffith Family Foundation has donated from 2010 to date over $200,000 to the research efforts of Dr. A. James Moser MD FACS, Co-Director, Pancreas and Liver Institute Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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February 16, 2016

Creating Hope with New Research and Expanding Programs

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. A. James Moser, Executive Director of the Institute of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center will be attending our Annual Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner for the 7th year in a row. He has never missed this event since we started hosting it in 2010!

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April 2, 2015

American Association For Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional association related to cancer research. The AACR focuses on all aspects of cancer research, including basic, clinical, and translational research in the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

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April 1, 2015

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a professional organization representing physicians of all oncology subspecialties who care for people with cancer. Founded in 1964, ASCO currently has more than 30,000 members.

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November 19, 2014

Importance of Research for Pancreatic Disease

Research is the key to more effective, less-invasive treatments for pancreatic cancer. The generosity of the Griffith Family Foundation grows more important by the day as traditional funding sources like government agencies, pharmaceutical Companies, and device manufacturers become less available.

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December 3, 2012

Dr. Moser Performs Boston Area’s First Robot-Assisted Pancreatectomy

Dr. A James Moser and Dr. Mark Callery recently performed a robot-assisted pancreatectomy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The state-of-the-art surgery was the first in the Boston area. CONTINUE READING

December 2, 2012

“Just Jack” — Jack Adraka’s Video in Focus Forward Contest

Most of you are probably farmiliar with Jack Andraka by now, but in case you’re not, he’s the 15-year-old who’s developed a ground-breaking early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers.

Jack spoke about his research at the third annual Griff’s Run and Gun Dinner and Silent Auction this July, and has been an active supporter of The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation and the AFFPC CONTINUE READING

May 6, 2012

BIG NEWS: Formation of the Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer (AFFPC)

The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation and Dr. A. James Moser are pleased to announce the formation of the Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer( AFFPC), a grass-roots organization of foundations and families across the country that will unify to make strides toward beating pancreatic cancer. All organizations in the alliance maintain their autonomy, while sharing resources and ideas with the larger group. All those that have been affected by pancreatic cancer and want to fight to see a cure, whether official organizations or families, are welcome to join us in our fight. CONTINUE READING

October 6, 2011

How Technology Is Helping Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Courtesy of UPMC, Dr. A. James Moser discusses the benefits of robotic surgery for pancreatic cancer patients. Learn more about the program at the UPMC Pancreatic Cancer Center website.

Check out the article: Innovation at UPMC: New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Patients.

Also the accompanying video, Robotic Whipple Surgery, and the UPMC’s original video posting is here.