Research

278 Articles

Lola Rahib and Patrick van der Valk
Research
March 8, 2022 • 4 Min

Cancer Commons and xCures Hope to Use Real-World Data to Improve Care

Lola Rahib and Patrick van der Valk explain how Cancer Commons and xCures are using real-world data to improve care for future patients.

Dr. Eugene Koay
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February 23, 2022 • 5 Min

Platform Trial Design Aims to Get Information Quickly and Efficiently

Dr. Eugene Koay is leading a platform trial, for a more nimble way to adapt to participants’ response to treatments being tested.

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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
February 1, 2022 • 7 Min

Liquid Biopsies: What You Should Know

Three different liquid biopsy blood tests are under development or now available for pancreatic and other cancers.

ASCO GI and LW 2022
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January 27, 2022 • 6 Min

A Report from ASCO GI 2022

Clinical trials were reported on at ASCO GI 2022, as well as reports on COVID, virtual tumor boards, and racial disparities in treatment.

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Research
January 19, 2022 • 2 Min

Modifying the Tumor Microenvironment to Make Treatment More Effective

Researchers are testing a new drug that better-allows chemotherapy to penetrate the tumor microenvironment of pancreatic cancer.

Kim Reiss Binder
Research
January 12, 2022 • 5 Min

New Study Aims to Reduce Recurrence Risk for Select Patients

Dr. Kim A. Reiss is leading a study of the PARP inhibitor olaparib to delay or prevent a recurrence of surgically removed pancreatic cancer.

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Research
December 29, 2021 • 8 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Science—2021 in Review

As the year winds down Let’s Win provides an overall look at the highlights of 2021 in pancreatic cancer science.

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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
November 22, 2021 • 2 Min

Using Molecular Tumor Profiling to Determine the Best Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A clinical trial looks at whether molecular subtyping of tumors is effective in determining the best pancreatic cancer treatment.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Research
November 17, 2021 • 5 Min

PanCAN 2021 Annual Scientific Summit

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) held its annual scientific summit for an overview of the latest research projects they are funding.

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee
Research
November 4, 2021 • 5 Min

New Clinical Accelerator Initiative Shortens Time from Bench to Clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee explains the importance of Lustgarten’s Clinical Accelerator Initiative to speed up the time from bench to trial.

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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.