Pancreas Team

Lab PI: Mary Linton B. Peters, MD, MS, FACP Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a highly lethal malignancy, most often diagnosed at a late stage when it is no longer surgically resectable. There is significant interest in methods of earlier detection or prevention to increase survival, but unfortunately, pancreatic cancer risk factors have been challenging to identify. … Read more

Chhatwal Lab

COVID-19 modeling consortium: Since April 2020, Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal has led a multi-institutional COVID-19 modeling consortium ( that aims to inform several time-sensitive policy decisions around management and mitigation of COVID-19 in the U.S. The consortium is funded by research grants from the National Science Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Gorton and Betty Moore Foundation. Findings … Read more

Cunningham Lab

Optimization of Treatment of Patients with Papillary Thyroid Cancer Thyroid cancer is common and is increasing in incidence, prevalence and societal cost. Yet, the effects of current clinical practice are unknown. Moreover, most of the increased incidence is in low-risk smaller tumors and in younger patients, making the potential for consequences of overtreatment greater. Our … Read more

Knudsen Lab

PI: Amy B. Knudsen, PhD Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Randomized trials have shown that routine screening for colorectal cancer can reduce both the incidence of and the mortality from the disease. However, due to practical limitations, randomized trials cannot be performed to address all questions … Read more