PhD Scholarship

Jeremy Humphris, Gastroenterologist and PhD student is the recipient of the first Avner’s Foundation scholarship.

The one-year scholarship was funded from the profits of the “Put Your Foot Down” walks held in Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide in 2012.jeremy-humphris

Jeremy is working on using genomic sequencing of the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genomic Initiative (APGI) to detect and understand inherited (familial) cancer genes.

Jeremy has published a paper on CA19.9 tumour marker in pancreatic cancer in a high-ranking journal – Annals of Oncology.

Thanks to all who “Put their foot down” to help fund this scholarship. We wish Jeremy every success in advancing knowledge of pancreatic cancer.

We have concluded an interview with Jeremy to share more information about his work, check it out here.

April 2014 Update:

Jeremy has provided an update on his work and Medical Journals that he has submitted manuscripts to. Click here to read more: