Immunotherapy

40 Articles

Dr. Emma Kurz
Research
October 12, 2022 • 6 Min

Exercise Helps Boost Immune System and Immunotherapy Treatment

Dr. Emma Kurz is part of a research team that has found that exercise can help make immunotherapy more effective for pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Vinod Balachandran
Research
August 9, 2022 • 4 Min

mRNA Vaccine Shows Promising Results

Dr. Vinod Balachandran is testing an mRNA vaccine for pancreatic cancer using the same technology as COVID vaccines.

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Research
May 2, 2022 • 2 Min

A New Immunotherapy Combination for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are looking at a combination of two types of monoclonal antibodies to treat advanced pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Neeha Zaidi
Research
April 18, 2022 • 6 Min

New Immunotherapy Strategy Aimed at High-Risk Population

Dr. Neeha Zaidi is the lead investigator of an immunotherapy trial using a vaccine for people at high risk for pancreatic cancer.

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Research
February 14, 2022 • 2 Min

A New Drug May Stimulate the Immune System to Attack Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are conducting a phase 0 study of a new drug that may cause inflammation to stimulate immune system against cancer.

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Research
December 20, 2021 • 2 Min

Evaluating Different Immunotherapy Combinations

A platform clinical trial evaluates immunotherapy combinations with standard of care treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Wungki Park, M.D.
Research
December 15, 2021 • 3 Min

Claudin May Be the Next Big Target in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Wungki Park leads a trial that uses a monoclonal antibody to target a protein that is common in pancreatic cancer.

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Research
December 2, 2021 • 4 Min

Two New Immunotherapy Trials Aim to Make Therapy More Effective

Two clinical trials in the Lustgarten Foundation’s Clinical Accelerator are testing different combinations of immunotherapy.

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Research
October 27, 2021 • 2 Min

A Vaccine To Boost Immune Response to Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing whether a vaccine can heighten the body’s immune response to pancreatic cancer after surgical removal of the tumor.

Dr. William Freed-Pastor
Research
October 22, 2021 • 6 Min

Triple Immunotherapy Shows Dramatic Results

Dr. William Freed-Pastor is testing a combination of three types of immunotherapy to attack pancreatic tumors.

computer rendering of KRAS protein structure
Research
March 10, 2021 • 3 Min

A New Vaccine for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

An mRNA vaccine that works against KRAS mutations is being tested with and without immunotherapy for advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Conan Kinsey
Research
January 27, 2021 • 6 Min

A Look at MEK and Autophagy Inhibition

Dr. Conan Kinsey looks at the MEK pathway as way to make immunotherapy more effective for pancreatic cancer patients.

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo
Research
May 26, 2020 • 5 Min

COMBATing Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo explains the COMBAT trial, which combines immunotherapy, a checkpoint inhibitor, and chemotherapy to attack pancreatic cancer.

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Research
March 2, 2020 • 2 Min

Testing the Safety of an Immunotherapy Combination After Surgery

A new clinical trial tests the safety of a monoclonal antibody and personalized cancer vaccine plus chemotherapy after surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Theodore Hong
Research
August 1, 2019 • 4 Min

New Study Combines Checkpoint Inhibitors with Radiation Therapy to Boost Immune Response

Dr. Theodore Hong combines checkpoint inhibitors–a type of immunotherapy–with radiation to boost the immune system in pancreatic cancer treatment.