Clinical Trials

121 Articles

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February 5, 2020 • 2 Min

Testing Techniques to Remove Stray Pancreatic Cancer Cells After Surgery

Researchers are studying whether peritoneal washing after pancreatic cancer surgery decreases recurrence of the cancer by removing stray cancer cells.

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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.

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January 10, 2020 • 2 Min

Drug Combination to Combat Pancreatic and other Gastrointestinal Cancers

Researchers are testing a drug combination of TAS-102, an approved drug for colorectal cancer, and nanoliposomal irinotecan, on gastrointestinal cancers.

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December 13, 2019 • 3 Min

Testing Treatment Combinations to Make Surgery More Effective

Can losartan (a high blood pressure drug) and immunotherapy combined with standard chemotherapy and radiation be an effective combination against pancreatic cancer?

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September 26, 2019 • 2 Min

Comparing Treatment Delivery Methods for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial compares intravenous chemotherapy delivery with intra-arterial chemotherapy to see which is more effective for pancreatic cancer.

Killer T cells
September 10, 2019 • 4 Min

CAR T Cell Trial Targets Mesothelin

In an immunotherapy clinical trial, Dr. Mark O’Hara is using CAR T cells to attack mesothelin-expressing tumor cells in pancreatic cancer.

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August 30, 2019 • 2 Min

Adding A Noninvasive Surgical Technique to Standard Treatment for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial compares standard treatment plus irreversible electroporation to standard treatment alone for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

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June 14, 2019 • 2 Min

Testing a New Drug to Attack Pancreatic Tumor Blood Vessels

A clinical trial is testing a new drug combination that damages the tumor blood vessels and allows chemotherapy drugs to enter the tumor.

Precancerous pancreatic cells in mice
May 20, 2019 • 2 Min

A New Drug to Target Cancer Cell Enzymes

Researchers are testing a drug that targets the enzymes that help generate energy for cell division, to disrupt pancreatic cancer cell multiplication.

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February 7, 2019 • 2 Min

Testing a Different Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A drug that is epigenetic therapy, which alters how DNA behaves, is being tested in a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer.

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December 12, 2018 • 2 Min

Electric Fields to Enhance Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapy

A clinical trial uses electric fields to help slow the growth of tumor cells, In a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients.

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October 16, 2018 • 2 Min

Finding a Safe Dose of a New Drug for Some Types of Solid Tumors

LMB-100 is a lab-created protein that targets mesothelin. It is being tested against pancreatic cancer and other solid tumors in a clinical trial.

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September 12, 2018 • 3 Min

Tough Tortoise of a Drug Beating Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals is testing RX-3117, a slow-releasing drug similar to gemcitabine, in a clinical trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer patients.

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August 29, 2018 • 2 Min

Radiotherapy Implant plus Standard Chemotherapy

The OncoSil radiotherapy implant device is being tested on pancreatic cancer in a clinical trial that combines it with standard chemotherapy.

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August 3, 2018 • 2 Min

Targeting Tumor Proteins Specific to Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A clinical trial tests the safety and effectiveness of tumor-associated antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, which target specific tumor proteins.