Education, Clinical Trials, and Advocacy
Pat Theobald lost her mother to pancreatic cancer, so when she received the same diagnosis she knew to start treatment with a clinical trial.
A Clinical Trial Gives Me a Comfortable Life
Irwin Hausman lives a relatively comfortable life with pancreatic cancer, thanks to a clinical trial using low-dose chemotherapy and high-dose vitamin C.
With No Family History of Cancer, Surprised By the Diagnosis
Marianne, a nurse, went to a hospital that specializes in cancer. A liquid biopsy will determine the next step in her treatment.
Going Place-to-Place to Find the Treatments I Wanted
David Shell traveled around to a number of doctors and hospitals at different stages of his treatment to be able to get surgery to remove his tumor.
Living with Pancreatic Cancer
Camille Altgelt searched for clinical trials for her pancreatic cancer but did not qualify. Her treatment with chemotherapy and radiation was successful.
Making a Risky Choice
Judith Zitiello’s pancreatic cancer was wrapped around the hepatic artery, but she chose the laparoscopic Whipple procedure instead of chemotherapy alone.
The Impact of BRCA Is Broader Than Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Rona Greenberg discusses the impact of BRCA2 on her family, and her search for the best clinical trial for her needs after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
Currently in the Fight, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
A woman’s treatment for non-operable pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering includes FOLFIRINOX and stereotactic body radiation therapy.
The Alien Inside Me
Kim Vernick details the clinical trial and surgery used to treat her pancreatic cancer. When the cancer returns she explains the treatment she got.
Pancreatic Cancer Can Mimic Other Health Problems
Cindy Lopez thought she had back problems, but she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation shrunk the tumor for surgery.
When You Embrace the Enemy, It Changes Everything
Larry Clark describes how pancreatic cancer changed his retirement. He has pursued clinical trials as he faces recurring pancreatic cancer.
The Importance of Clinical Trials
Judith Goldring outlines her treatments for pancreatic cancer using a series of clinical trials, as her cancer progresses.
Understanding Family History Makes a Difference in Treatment Options
Elizabeth Pršić describes her mother Andrea’s pancreatic cancer treatment. Andrea has the BRCA2 mutation, which helps determine the plan.
Working with Oncologists Willing to Take Risks
Anne Glauber chooses the new science of slow dosing of chemotherapy for her pancreatic treatment. She looks to developing science for future treatments.