The Butterfly Effect and Living Every Day to My Fullest
Because Helene Avraham-Katz has the BRCA2 mutation, certain chemotherapies work better and she is eligible for specific clinical trials.
The Benefit of Multiple Clinical Trials
Dr. Ira Sharp knew that his best bet for surviving pancreatic cancer was to look for clinical trials as part of his treatment.
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.
mRNA Vaccine Shows Promising Results
Dr. Vinod Balachandran is testing an mRNA vaccine for pancreatic cancer using the same technology as COVID vaccines.
Reeducating Myself About Pancreatic Cancer
Martin Hynes knew all about pancreatic cancer–as a research director he worked on the development of Gemzar. He was able to have a Whipple and is doing well.
After a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis, Know Your Benefits and Rights
If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer you are likely entitled to certain benefits under law. Read more to learn the details.
At the Table: Anxiety Before Each Chemotherapy Treatment
Learn how different pancreatic cancer patients and survivors manage their anxiety around chemotherapy, at a round table discussion.
At the Table: Advocating For Yourself
Patients and survivors discuss the value of advocating for yourself during treatment, whether choosing a doctor or participating in a trial.
International Advocacy Efforts Help Pancreatic Cancer Patients
#PurpleOur World, Fondazione Nadia Valsecchi, and The John E. Sabga Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer provide different types of advocacy for patients and caregivers from around the world.
My Eight-Year Un-Celebration of Surviving Pancreatic Cancer
William Ramshaw shares his thoughts and advice for those in treatment, on reaching the eight-year pancreatic cancer survivor mark.
Planning Every Day to Live
Tammy Richardson has focused her pancreatic cancer treatment choices on maintaining her quality of life, so she can travel and see family.
Practicing Gratitude Every Day
The best thing Chris Joseph ever did was change oncologists. His new doctor did genetic testing on Chris’s tumor, for better treatment.
Marching On Against Pancreatic Cancer
Chad Handley is facing pancreatic cancer one step at a time–literally. After every chemotherapy he walks to help ease the side effects.
Chemoradiation Before Tumor Removal to Lessen Possible Post-Surgical Disease
A clinical trial examines the effectiveness of presurgical chemotherapy and radiation in making cancer-free margins after tumor removal.
Comparing Two Types of Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Tumors that Cannot Be Surgically Removed
Researchers are comparing standard radiotherapy treatment with a newer type of radiation that uses heavy ions, for nonsurgical pancreatic cancer patients.