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June 20, 2022 • 1 Min

Glossary

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer.

Disease Management
June 9, 2022 • 7 Min

What You Should Know about Palliative Care and Pain Management

Dr. Milagros Silva outlines what a palliative care doctor does and explains pain management for cancer patients.

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.

Disease Management
May 2, 2024 • 6 Min

What to Eat—and What to Avoid—When You Have Pancreatic Cancer

The disease and treatment for pancreatic cancer affect the digestive system. Dietitian L.J. Amaral guides you to the best nutrition sources.

Disease Management
October 29, 2018 • 4 Min

Exercise Before, During, and After Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Could Save Your Life

Dr. Matthew Katz explains the benefits of even the most modest amount of exercise throughout pancreatic cancer treatment.

Disease Management
March 12, 2024 • 6 Min

How to Eat with Pancreatic Cancer

What should I eat while in treatment? Oncology dietitian Maria Petzel provides eating strategies for pancreatic cancer patients.

Research
January 29, 2024 • 6 Min

ASCO GI Symposium Features a Broad Range of Pancreatic Cancer Research

Researchers at ASCO GI 2024 reported on research in health disparities, KRAS and other genetic mutations, and novel treatments.

Research
January 5, 2024 • 2 Min

Treating High Blood Sugar in People With Pancreatic Cancer

A new clinical trial explores the effectiveness of the drug glipizide in controlling high blood sugar in pancreatic cancer patients.

Research
April 18, 2016 • 5 Min

Putting the Immune System on the Offensive

A discussion of immunology in cancer treatment, focusing on the work of Elizabeth Jaffe, M.D., and her cancer vaccine and checkpoint inhibitors.

Research
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.

Survivor Stories
April 1, 2016 • 7 Min

Your Survival Depends on Taking Control of What You Can

Sharon Orleans Lawrence outlines her search for stage IV pancreatic cancer treatment. She chooses low-dose chemotherapy, which made her life comfortable.

Survivor Stories
December 27, 2016 • 4 Min

Chemotherapy Makes Tumor Removal Possible

Anne Seagren In December of 2006 at the age of 56 I became aware of a slight pressure in my side. I decided to follow up with my doctor. She recommended a CT scan to see if I had gallstones or appendicitis. The pressure subsided and I considered ignoring her advice. Fortunately, I went ahead […]

Research
December 22, 2016 • 2 Min

A New Approach to Treating Some Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A clinical trial uses PEGPH20, a synthetic form of a human enzyme, to make treatment more effective in pancreatic cancer patients with high tumor pressure.

Survivor Stories
August 16, 2021 • 2 Min

A Clinical Trial Saved My Life

Bob Minetti and his doctors believe that a clinical trial saved his life after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Survivor Stories
August 27, 2021 • 4 Min

A Life-Saving, Life-Changing Diagnosis

Randi C. Ervin’s primary care doctor suspected she had something more than prediabetes. Testing showed pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.