Physicians and Physicists Join Forces to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

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Jeffrey Drebin is a renowned surgeon whose expertise includes cutting tumors out of cancer patients. Curtis Callan is a theoretical physicist whose research interests include string theory and black holes.

“We travel in different worlds,” says Dr. Drebin, who is the chief of surgery at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

But as collaborators on an ambitious new project, their missions are aligned. They are part of a team of physicians and physicists engaged in a novel effort to solve the riddle of pancreatic cancer, one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies. Read more . . .