Stages

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August 16, 2022 • 2 Min

Stages

Stages of Pancreatic Cancer Cancer staging describes the size of the cancer and how far it has spread from the original site in the body, if it has spread. The stage helps determine treatment options and can identify appropriate clinical trials. Staging cancer is a standardized way to classify a tumor based on its size, […]

Survivor Stories
December 13, 2022 • 3 Min

Forget Stages . . . Set Goals Instead!

After her pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Heather Sanderson set goals: surgery and then getting back to the gym.

Survivor Stories
February 20, 2020 • 1 Min

Hope For All Stages

The doctors and researchers at the Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center examine different aspects of pancreatic cancer to find better treatments.

Treatments
November 1, 2017 • 5 Min

Frequently Asked Questions About Pancreatic Cancer

Have you or someone you love just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? Learn some basic facts about this disease from our FAQ.

Disease Management
June 9, 2022 • 7 Min

What You Should Know about Palliative Care and Pain Management

Dr. Milagros Silva outlines what a palliative care doctor does and explains pain management for cancer patients.

Survivor Stories
December 18, 2019 • 6 Min

Blessed to Be Here and Healthy

Jacqueline Sims-Mayes is blessed to be a pancreatic cancer survivor. Her faith helped her through a difficult recovery from Whipple surgery.

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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 […]

Research
April 18, 2022 • 6 Min

New Immunotherapy Strategy Aimed at High-Risk Population

Dr. Neeha Zaidi is the lead investigator of an immunotherapy trial using a vaccine for people at high risk for pancreatic cancer.

Research
December 16, 2020 • 6 Min

Cachexia Research Gaining Momentum

Why do pancreatic cancer patients lose weight even if they are eating well? Dr. Teresa Zimmers explains the syndrome called cachexia.

Research
November 7, 2017 • 4 Min

Standard of Care Plus

Dr. Allyson Ocean explains why pancreatic cancer patients should consider clinical trials, which go beyond standard of care.

Symptoms
July 14, 2022 • 4 Min

New Gastrointestinal Screening Guidelines for High-Risk Patients

Get informed about the latest pancreatic cancer screening guidelines for high-risk patients from gasterenterologist Dr. Amitabh Chak.

Research
August 22, 2017 • 4 Min

A Newly Identified Biomarker Panel Shows Promise in Earlier Pancreatic Cancer Detection

The first pancreatic cancer blood test may soon be a reality, as a biomarker panel from the lab of Dr. Ken Zaret shows promise in early testing.

Research
October 1, 2020 • 8 Min

AACR Virtual Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer: Day Two Highlights

Let’s Win and the Lustgarten Foundation present highlights of Day Two of the AACR Virtual Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer.

News
June 17, 2020 • 2 Min

Where We Are with COVID-19—A Wrap-Up

In a final COVID-19 Tip of the Week, pancreatic cancer patients need to continue social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands frequently.

Research
January 23, 2020 • 7 Min

What Happens When Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Fail?

Why do clinical trials fail? What about the patients on the trial? Learn more about what happens when pancreatic cancer clinical trials fail.