Managing Your Care

18 Articles

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.

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.

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.

Peter De Rosa of Pancreatic Cancer UK
Disease Management
April 21, 2021 • 4 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Patients Have a Role in Treatment Choices

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Peter De Rosa explains how patient-reported outcome measures can help direct treatment choices and supportive care.

Doctor talking to a patient in a hospital bed
Disease Management
March 5, 2021 • 4 Min

The Pancreatic Standard of Care is No Longer So Standard

Do you want to understand more about how your doctor chooses your treatments? Learn about the standard of care for pancreatic cancer.

Lola Rahib, Ph.D.
Disease Management
January 29, 2021 • 8 Min

Cancer Commons: Democratizing Cancer Care

Do you need a different treatment for your pancreatic cancer? Lola Rahib explains how Cancer Commons Virtual Tumor Board works for patients.

Dr. Laleh Melstrom, oncologist
Disease Management
November 24, 2020 • 5 Min

Managing the Side Effects of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

What can you do about chemotherapy side effects? Dr. Laleh Melstrom outlines options for counteracting the uncomfortable effects of chemo.

Medical personnel reviewing data
Disease Management
September 17, 2020 • 3 Min

What You Should Know About Tumor Boards

A tumor board brings together experts in different treatment fields to discuss your case and help direct your pancreatic cancer treatment.

hand holding a smartphone with apps
Disease Management
August 13, 2020 • 5 Min

Navigating Pancreatic Cancer: Apps at Your Fingertips

Need help with nutrition or tracking appointments? Here are seven smartphone cancer apps to help manage different aspects of pancreatic cancer treatment.

Genetic counselors Jill Stopfer and Heather Hampel
Disease Management
February 18, 2020 • 8 Min

Decoding the Differences between At-Home and Medical Genetic Testing

Genetic counselors Jill Stopfer and Heather Hampel explain the differences between at-home and medical genetic testing, including precision and knowledge.

Stack of medical journals laying on their sides
Disease Management
June 3, 2019 • 5 Min

Reading the Scientific Study to Understand a Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

How can you tell if a scientific study is good? Learn what to look for in reliable studies and whether there may be a trial to pursue.

infographics about clinical trials in communities from NCORP
Disease Management
March 18, 2019 • 4 Min

Reducing Pancreatic Cancer Disparities Through the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)

The NCI’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) aims to reduce cancer disparities among the underserved by giving everyone access to clinical trials.

Dr. Mark Lewis and Professor Steve Doig
Disease Management
February 20, 2019 • 6 Min

Unraveling the Web for Reliable Pancreatic Cancer Information

Dr. Mark Lewis and journalist Steve Doig explain how to judge whether the information about pancreatic cancer on the internet is from a reliable source.

Small and big hospitals
Disease Management
July 10, 2018 • 6 Min

Going the Extra Mile for Treatment—or Not?

Should you go to a larger cancer center or stay closer to home at a smaller hospital? Learn about the pros and cons of each option.

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