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Dr Tanja Crnogorac-Jurcevic

Dr Tanja Crnogorac-JurcevicResearch Institution: Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Award: £93,000  Duration: 1 year

Project Title: Developing a biomarker panel score for urine testing for early pancreas cancer detection 

Project Aims: Dr Crnogorac-Jurcevic's potential test to diagnose early stage pancreatic cancer, funded by the charity, made global headlines in 2015 (see the BBC news item here)  and is nearly ready to start a clinical study. This new grant will enable the team to further validate urinary biomarkers (potentially incorporating further molecules called miRNAs) and develop a combined 'risk score' for each biomarker in a panel - a step which is crucial for interpreting clinical study data and without which a study cannot take place.

See the update on this early detection research in our latest newsletter