Research

What research is being done for pancreatic cancer treatments and screenings today? The next life-saving treatment for the disease may be on the horizon. These articles highlight the latest in pancreatic cancer research.

341 Articles

Dr. Vinod Balachandran
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September 5, 2023 • 3 Min

Phase II mRNA Vaccine Trial Opens

The mRNA vaccine phase II clinical trial, led by Dr. Vinod Balachandran, has opened at Memorial Sloan Kettering, with other locations soon to come.

Dr. Michael Rosenthal
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August 22, 2023 • 5 Min

New AI Tool Brings Hope in Quest for Earlier Detection

Can AI help catch pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage? Dr. Michael Rosenthal and others are working on an AI tool to do just that.

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August 14, 2023 • 2 Min

Targeting Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth

Researchers are testing a new drug targeting cell growth in solid tumors, including pancreatic cancer.

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August 9, 2023 • 5 Min

“Radical Collaboration” to Find Cures for the Deadliest Cancers

Break Through Cancer was founded to promote collaboration between major research institutions, in order to develop cures for the deadliest cancers.

Pishvaian
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July 27, 2023 • 4 Min

New Study Targets Specific BRAF Mutation

One type of BRAF mutation may provide a target for treatment in pancreatic cancer patients, explains Dr. Michael Pishvaian.

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July 19, 2023 • 2 Min

Chemotherapy Regimen for Post-Surgery PNET Patients

Will a chemotherapy combination be effective against PNET after high-grade tumors are surgically removed? A clinical trial takes a closer look.

Evan Noch
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July 14, 2023 • 4 Min

New Study Tackles the Link Between Sleep Disruption and Cachexia

Cachexia occurs frequently among pancreatic cancer patients. Dr. Evan Noch is looking at how sleep disruption and cachexia interact.

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June 30, 2023 • 5 Min

ASCO 2023: Pancreatic Cancer Research Update

The pancreatic cancer research reports from ASCO 2023 focused on different chemotherapy combinations, including immunotherapy.

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June 22, 2023 • 2 Min

Targeted Therapy for Cancers Carrying the PALB2 Mutation

Researchers are testing a type of targeted therapy called a PARP inhibitor for cancers carrying the PALB2 mutation.

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June 19, 2023 • 7 Min

Progress in BRCA-Related Cancers Highlighted By the Basser Center

The Basser Center for BRCA hosted a panel discussion of the latest breakthroughs and discoveries for BRCA-related cancers.

Dr. Vinod Balachandran
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June 6, 2023 • 3 Min

mRNA Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Trial Heading for Phase II

Dr. Vinod Balachandran provides the latest data on the mRNA pancreatic cancer vaccine, now headed to a phase II clinical trial.

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May 26, 2023 • 2 Min

Adapting Chemotherapy Regimens for a Better Pancreatic Cancer Outcome

Researchers are comparing chemotherapy regimens for effectiveness before surgery, and whether switching treatments makes a difference.

Dr. Marco Del Chiaro, pancreatic cancer surgeon
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May 23, 2023 • 5 Min

New Study Shows Benefit of Chemotherapy after Surgery

Should you have adjuvant chemotherapy–treatment after pancreatic cancer surgery? Dr. Marco Del Chiaro explains that the evidence says “yes.”

Researcher Howard Crawford, Ph.D.
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May 15, 2023 • 5 Min

Is Pancreatic Cancer Different in Black Patients?

Pancreatic cancer occurs at a higher rate in Black patients. Dr. Howard Crawford leads a study looking at the cancer biology for differences.

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May 2, 2023 • 2 Min

Chemo and SBRT for Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer

For inoperable pancreatic cancer, researchers are comparing mFOLFIRINOX and SBRT with gemcitabine-based treatment regimens.