Life During Treatment

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June 20, 2022 • 1 Min

Glossary

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer.

Disease Management
October 4, 2023 • 6 Min

Why End-of-Life Conversations Matter—and How to Have Them

Social worker Lauren Shaffer and palliative care specialist Dr. Dawn Gross discuss how to have difficult conversations about end-of-life care and wishes.

Disease Management
July 6, 2022 • 4 Min

Stay Fit During Cancer Treatment

Researcher Christina Dieli-Conwright discusses the benefits of exercise during pancreatic cancer treatments, and ways patients can stay fit.

Treatments
December 7, 2021 • 10 Min

Learn More About Qualifying for Clinical Trials

Dr. Anup Kasi provides in-depth information and answers questions about qualifying for pancreatic cancer clinical trials.

Survivor Stories
March 18, 2020 • 9 Min

Picking a Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

When Robert Weker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he believed a clinical trial was his best chance of reducing the tumor enough for a Whipple.

Disease Management
August 16, 2018 • 6 Min

Nurse Navigators Provide a Guide for the Pancreatic Cancer Journey

Are you overwhelmed by your pancreatic cancer diagnosis? Patricia Gambino explains how a nurse navigator can help you through the treatment process.

Survivor Stories
December 27, 2023 • 7 Min

A Long Journey That Began With Pancreatitis

Paul Suntup’s diagnosis of acinar cell pancreatic cancer was just the start of a long treatment journey, but he’s still here.

Survivor Stories
January 24, 2022 • 11 Min

Family, Friends, Hope, Strength, and Prayer

Susan Wells had chemotherapy but her treatment took a detour into more chemo and a clinical trial before she had a Whipple procedure.

Survivor Stories
November 2, 2023 • 8 Min

A Family Tree Bent but Not Broken by Pancreatic Cancer

When Kay Zedd Kesser looks around her family tree, she sees pancreatic cancer everywhere. But screening saved Kay’s life.

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September 14, 2022 • 4 Min

What Is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a type of research study that tests new drugs or drug combinations, procedures, or medical devices in patients with specific diseases or conditions. The goal of a clinical trial is to determine if a potential new treatment is safe and effective. Treatments that are tested in clinical trials have already been […]

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September 15, 2022 • 6 Min

Newly Diagnosed

What to Do If You Are Newly Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer You or someone you love has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Now what? First, take a breath and know that you are not alone in this overwhelming moment. Let’s Win has the most up-to-date information, research, and resources to help you make informed decisions […]

Treatments
December 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Chemotherapy: A Key Player in the Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Gabriela Chiorean walks us through the different types of chemotherapy treatments for pancreatic cancer and how they work. Join Let’s Win PC in our fight.

Survivor Stories
April 1, 2016 • 7 Min

Your Survival Depends on Taking Control of What You Can

Sharon Orleans Lawrence outlines her search for stage IV pancreatic cancer treatment. She chooses low-dose chemotherapy, which made her life comfortable.

Research
April 3, 2024 • 6 Min

Slowing the Growth of One Type of Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumor

Dr. Kelsey Klute explains the advantages of the radiopharmaceutical lutetium Lu 177 dotatate treatment for certain neuroendocrine tumors.

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September 14, 2022 • 7 Min

Finding a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials offer a way to get the latest treatments for pancreatic cancer. Learn more about what is involved in participating in a trial and how to find a trial that may be right for you. Our short animation explains how to find a clinical trial that may be right for you, and shows how […]