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The Hingorani Laboratory in the Clinical Research Division investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) or, more commonly, pancreas cancer. PDA is a nearly uniformly lethal disease that defies all forms of conventional chemo- and radiotherapy. To answer fundamental questions about the biology of PDA we have turned to genetically engineered murine models. By directing the expression of key mutations in specific oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes to the mouse pancreas, we have developed models that faithfully mimic the spectrum of human PDA from its earliest preinvasive lesions to locally invasive and widely metastatic disease. Our goals are to use these models to understand fundamental mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and to design and test strategies for early detection and for treatment and chemoprevention. This position represents an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a passion for science to work and learn in a dynamic scientific environment while addressing important problems relevant for the successful treatment of cancer.
This is a part-time position for up to 20 hours per week.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.