Radiation

256 articles

Treatments
November 4, 2019 • 6 Min

Radiation Therapy to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Smith Apisarnthanarax, a radiation oncologist, details the different types of radiation therapy given to pancreatic cancer patients.

Research
January 7, 2020 • 5 Min

New Guidelines on the Use of Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

New clinical guidelines from the American Society for Radiation Oncology will help clarify the best uses of radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Research
April 6, 2021 • 5 Min

New Data Support Preoperative Chemoradiation Regimen for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

Should patients get chemotherapy or chemoradiation before surgery? Dr. Matthew Katz provides an update on the Alliance study.

Research
February 28, 2019 • 5 Min

MRI-Guided Radiation: A New Option for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Parag Parikh and others are using MRI-guided radiation to provide precision radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Research
August 1, 2019 • 4 Min

New Study Combines Checkpoint Inhibitors with Radiation Therapy to Boost Immune Response

Dr. Theodore Hong combines checkpoint inhibitors–a type of immunotherapy–with radiation to boost the immune system in pancreatic cancer treatment.

Research
June 7, 2017 • 5 Min

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Select Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly being used to treat locally advanced pancreatic cancer, and make it surgically removable.

Research
September 27, 2016 • 2 Min

High-Dose Focused Radiation after Surgical Removal of Pancreatic Tumors

A clinical trial looks at the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy in killing cancer cells in the margins after pancreatic tumor removal.

Research
May 31, 2018 • 2 Min

Finding the Best Dose of Radiation and an Experimental Drug

A clinical trial looks for the best dose of an experimental drug to combat the mouth sores that are a side effect of stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Research
September 21, 2023 • 2 Min

Testing the Addition of a New Drug to Radiation Therapy for Localized Pancreatic Cancer

In combination with radiation treatment, researchers are testing a new drug that causes DNA damage to make that treatment more effective.

Survivor Stories
October 20, 2023 • 4 Min

A New Radiation Therapy Helped Me Beat Cancer

Connie Harrington’s tumor was wrapped around an artery, eliminating surgery. After chemo, her oncologist steered her to MRI-guided radiation, which has made all the difference.

Research
November 28, 2016 • 2 Min

Testing the Effectiveness of Radiation and Standard Treatment

A clinical trial compares FOLFIRINOX plus stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with just FOLFIRINOX for pancreatic cancer that has spread locally.

Research
May 26, 2022 • 3 Min

Chemotherapy-Radiation Combination for Pancreatic Cancer in the Liver

Can targeted radiation disrupt tumor growth in the liver of advanced pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA2 and PALB2 mutations?

Survivor Stories
March 21, 2019 • 5 Min

Long-Term Survival After Grueling Radiation Treatment

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Steven Yedwabnick endured a long protocol of radiation and chemotherapy after a Whipple surgery.

Survivor Stories
April 11, 2023 • 4 Min

Going After a Specialized Radiation Treatment

Don Myrah wanted more than chemotherapy. He read about a specialized radiation treatment and directly contacted the company behind it.

Research
August 30, 2017 • 2 Min

More Effective Focused Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial tests whether adding Zometa makes chemotherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) more effective against pancreatic cancer.