Disease Management

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75 Articles

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?

An oncology pharmacist plays an important role on a patient’s care team. Learn more from Dr. Tammy McClellan about what oncology pharmacists do.

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.

Dr. Suneel Kamath and pancreatic cancer patient Sandy Robis
Disease Management
July 29, 2021 • 4 Min

The Power of Therapeutic Laughter

Dr. Suneel Kamath and pancreatic cancer patient Sandy Robis discuss the important role of laughter in cancer treatment.

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Disease Management
July 2, 2021 • 6 Min

At the Table: Advocating For Yourself

Patients and survivors discuss the value of advocating for yourself during treatment, whether choosing a doctor or participating in a trial.

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Disease Management
May 21, 2021 • 6 Min

At the Table: Anxiety Before Each Chemotherapy Treatment

Read this roundtable discussion with pancreatic cancer patients and survivors as they share insights into how they manage their anxiety around treatment.

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.

logos of the Griffith Family Foundation, Rolfe Foundation, Scott Eli Jackson Foundation
Disease Management
April 13, 2021 • 5 Min

Advocacy Organizations Make a Difference

Learn more about advocacy organizations the Griffith Family Foundation, Rolfe Foundation, and Scott Eli Jackson Foundation., and how each helps pancreatic cancer patients and families.

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

Chemotherapy side effects can be uncomfortable. Dr. Laleh Melstrom outlines patient options for managing the various side effects for increased quality of life.

World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition logo
Disease Management
October 29, 2020 • 3 Min

Meet the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition

The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition shows there is power when advocacy groups join together for the cause: World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

pancreatic cancer patient William Ramshaw
Disease Management
October 5, 2020 • 5 Min

Sometimes Life Hits You in the Head

Pancreatic cancer survivor William Ramshaw shares his advice about managing life after diagnosis and during treatment for other patients.

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.