Disease Management

56 Articles

Hector Mendez and his daughter and son
Survivor Stories
November 15, 2022 • 3 Min

Advocating for My Husband has Made the Difference

Nora Mendez had to learn how to advocate for her husband Hector to get him the best possible treatment for stage IV 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.

Social worker E. Angela Heller
Disease Management
August 25, 2022 • 4 Min

Calming the Storm of a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Social worker Angie Heller and caregiver Richard Cohen describe ways patients and loved ones can focus on what matters most after diagnosis.

Trevor Christ, PharmD
Disease Management
August 1, 2022 • 5 Min

Pancreatic Cancer and Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know

Pharmacist Trevor Christ emphasizes the importance of sharing your medication list with your medical team and pharmacist.

Researcher Christine Dieli-Conwright
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.

Dr. Milagros Silva
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.

women and children walking at an outdoor market
Disease Management
April 19, 2022 • 4 Min

Summer Safety for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

In the heat of the summer, pancreatic cancer patients face summer safety challenges so they don’t overheat, burn, or exhaust themselves.

oncology dietitian Antonella Apicella
Disease Management
March 24, 2022 • 4 Min

The Key Role of an Oncology Dietitian in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Not sure what to eat during treatment? Oncology dietitian Antonella Apicella explains how to tailor an eating plan to your needs.

pancreatic cancer patient William Ramshaw
Disease Management
February 28, 2022 • 6 Min

My Eight-Year Un-Celebration of Surviving Pancreatic Cancer

William Ramshaw shares his thoughts and advice for those in treatment, on reaching the eight-year pancreatic cancer survivor mark.

pancreatic cancer patients Davi D'Agostino and Steven Merlin
Disease Management
January 4, 2022 • 4 Min

Steven Merlin and Davi D’Agostino Team Up to Help Others

Pancreatic cancer patient advocates Steven Merlin and Davi D’Agostino have joined to pool expertise and information for other patients.

logos of #PurpleOurWorld, Fondazione Nadia Valsecchi, John E. Sabga Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer
Disease Management
November 9, 2021 • 5 Min

International Advocacy Efforts Help Pancreatic Cancer Patients

#PurpleOur World, Fondazione Nadia Valsecchi, and The John E. Sabga Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer provide different types of advocacy for patients and caregivers from around the world.

Psychiatrist Dr. William Breitbart
Disease Management
October 14, 2021 • 5 Min

Mental Health and Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. William Breitbart provides tips for your mental health during pancreatic cancer treatment, and an explanation of who can provide help.

Dr. Tammy McClellan, PharmD
Disease Management
September 28, 2021 • 5 Min

What Exactly Does an Oncology Pharmacist Do?

Dr. Tammy McClellan explains the role of the oncology pharmacist, and why she is an important part of a patient’s care team.

Cancer Commons nurse navigator Deborah Christensen
Disease Management
August 24, 2021 • 3 Min

Cancer Commons: Bringing a Nurse Navigator to Cancer Patients

Nurse navigator Deborah Christensen helps Cancer Commons patients through the maze of clinical trials and treatment options.