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Treatments
December 8, 2022 • 4 Min

What Is Pancreatic Cancer?

Learn more about the main different types of pancreatic cancer–adenocarcinoma and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer symptoms can be very vague. What are important symptoms to look for?

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Symptoms

Learn about the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and the risk factors for developing this disease, including the relationship with diabetes, the importance of family history, and the role of chronic pancreatitis in pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Amitabh Chak
Symptoms
July 14, 2022 • 4 Min

New Gastrointestinal Screening Guidelines for High-Risk Patients

Gastroenterologist Dr. Amitabh Chak explains the new pancreatic cancer screening guidelines for high-risk people.

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Symptoms
February 9, 2022 • 5 Min

Understanding Who Is at High Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Matthew Yurgelun explains what high risk means for pancreatic cancer, and outlines what you can do if you meet these criteria.

Treatments

How is pancreatic cancer treated? Learn important information about your disease, the treatments you may face, what types of clinical trials are available and how to join a trial, and research into early detection.

slide of pancreatic cancer near a nerve
Treatments
December 8, 2022 • 4 Min

What Is Pancreatic Cancer?

Learn more about the main different types of pancreatic cancer–adenocarcinoma and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Treatments
September 16, 2022 • 4 Min

Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer: Tests to Expect

Dr. Gobind Anand outlines the tests used to diagnose pancreatic cancer and what to expect if the disease is suspected.

Disease Management

Educate yourself about pancreatic cancer and learn ways to make your life more comfortable during and after treatment. Find information on nutrition, exercise, and more to help you navigate life with pancreatic cancer.

Tommy Thompson on his bicycle at Purple Stride
Disease Management
November 10, 2022 • 3 Min

For Tommy Thompson, the Commitment to Pancreatic Cancer Research Is Personal

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson is intimately familiar with all types of cancer. A skin cancer survivor whose wife, sister, and two daughters had breast cancer, Thompson says, “I feel like I have the big C on my back.” But it’s pancreatic cancer that has captured his full attention. “Pancreatic cancer is one of […]

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Disease Management
October 28, 2022 • 4 Min

Compassionate Use: An Option Beyond Standard of Care

Dr. Allyson Ocean explains how patients can access investigational drugs under the FDA’s compassionate use program.

Research

What are the different drugs, new approaches, and latest developments being tested in clinical trials? Learn about cutting-edge research and gain insights from the scientists who are advancing new treatment options.

Dr. Jeffrey Patterson-Fortin
Research
December 5, 2022 • 4 Min

Meet the Researcher: Jeffrey Patterson-Fortin, M.D., Ph.D.

Researcher Dr. Jeffrey Patterson-Fortin focuses on DNA damage repair as he looks for better pancreatic cancer treatments.

Dr. Arnav Mehta, researcher
Research
November 18, 2022 • 5 Min

Meet the Researcher: Arnav Mehta, M.D., Ph.D.

Researcher Dr. Arnav Mehta combines mathematics with medicine as he tries to find better options for gastrointestinal cancer patients.

Survivor Stories

Read about the treatment experiences of pancreatic cancer survivors, including what worked, the doctors or facilities they worked with, and more.

Pancreatic cancer patient Rod Devlin at Purple Stride
Survivor Stories
November 30, 2022 • 6 Min

Being Persistent Led to my Cancer Diagnosis

Rod Devlin wasn’t getting an answer to his pain but he was persistent until he finally found a doctor that would give him a scan.

Martin Abrams, in purple with Survivor on his shirt, surrounded by his team at the 2019 Lustgarten Walk
Survivor Stories
November 23, 2022 • 1 Min

Early Detection Saved My Life

Martin Abrams and his daughter Tova have a family history of pancreatic cancer, so a screening program and early detection are paramount.