Disease Management

56 Articles

Social worker Lauren Shaffer discussed scanxiety.
Disease Management
May 4, 2020 • 5 Min

Where Caregivers Can Turn When they Need Support

Social worker Lauren Shaffer provides information about how and where caregivers for pancreatic cancer patients can get support and help for themselves.

Anne Ireland, executive director of Nursing at City of Hope
Disease Management
April 8, 2020 • 5 Min

Be Prepared: Putting Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Anne Ireland outlines the important things a cancer patient should keep in an emergency preparedness kit in case of natural disaster or pandemic.

oncology nurse Heather Hannon
Disease Management
March 13, 2020 • 4 Min

Chemotherapy in Comfort

Oncology nurse Heather Hannon helps you sort out what’s best to bring to treatment so you have your chemotherapy in comfort, and pass the time peacefully.

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.

Dr. Ryan Nipp
Disease Management
May 29, 2019 • 6 Min

New Study Focuses On Supportive Oncology Care At Home

Dr. Ryan Nipp is exploring the value of supportive oncology care at home for pancreatic cancer patients in a pilot clinical trial.

Dr. Sunil Hingorani and Dr. David Zhen
Disease Management
April 11, 2019 • 4 Min

Handling the Changes Cancer Brings to Your Lifestyle

Drs. Sunil Hingorani and David Zhen discuss ways to handle lifestyle changes including work and diet during pancreatic cancer treatment.

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.

Dr. Sunil Hingorani and Dr. David Zhen
Disease Management
January 25, 2019 • 5 Min

Traveling with Pancreatic Cancer

Drs. Sunil Hingorani and David Zhen outline the ways to make traveling with pancreatic cancer easier if you are in treatment.

Psychiatrist Dr. William Breitbart
Disease Management
November 19, 2018 • 4 Min

Psychosocial Oncology: Helping Patients Manage Stress During Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Psychosocial oncology uses the creative arts to help pancreatic cancer patients manage stress during treatment, explains Dr. William Breitbart.

Older couple in navy blue walking for exercise
Disease Management
October 29, 2018 • 4 Min

Exercise Before, During, and After Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Could Save Your Life

Dr. Matthew Katz explains the benefits of even the most modest amount of exercise throughout pancreatic cancer treatment.

Dr. Shaalan Beg
Disease Management
October 9, 2018 • 5 Min

Pancreatic Enzymes Explained

Dr. Shaalan Beg and dietitian Shelli Hardy explain how pancreatic enzymes work and why it is important for pancreatic cancer patients to use them if needed.

Medical marijuana
Disease Management
October 8, 2018 • 7 Min

Medical Marijuana: More Science Could Help Clear the Air

What’s the scoop on medical marijuana? Legal? Helpful? Find the most up-to-date information on what it is approved for, and where the research is going.

Social worker E. Angela Heller
Disease Management
September 7, 2018 • 4 Min

Support Groups Provide an Emotional Lift

Social worker Angie Heller knows the value of pancreatic cancer support groups. She leads a group at Columbia University Medical Center’s Pancreas Center.