Treatments

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September 14, 2022 • 4 Min

What Is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a type of research study that tests new drugs or drug combinations, procedures, or medical devices in patients with specific diseases or conditions. The goal of a clinical trial is to determine if a potential new treatment is safe and effective. Treatments that are tested in clinical trials have already been […]

Survivor Stories
January 24, 2022 • 11 Min

Family, Friends, Hope, Strength, and Prayer

Susan Wells had chemotherapy but her treatment took a detour into more chemo and a clinical trial before she had a Whipple procedure.

Disease Management
October 28, 2022 • 4 Min

Compassionate Use: An Option Beyond Standard of Care

Investigational drugs can be accessed through the FDA’s compassionate use program. Learn more about how this can be used in pancreatic cancer treatments.

Research
March 6, 2024 • 5 Min

Platform Trial Increases Efficiency in Studying Immunotherapy

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee is betting that three types of immunotherapy will rev up the immune system and make chemotherapy more effective in a platform trial.

Treatments
January 20, 2020 • 6 Min

A Second Opinion: Important for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Allyson Ocean and Dr. Jordan Winter explain why getting a second opinion can be of great benefit for pancreatic cancer patients.

Treatments
October 3, 2018 • 5 Min

Living Longer with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Dr. Pamela Hodul walks us through different types of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) and how rare they are along with the latest treatment options.

Treatments
May 7, 2019 • 4 Min

The Anatomy of a Whipple Procedure

The Whipple procedure, a surgery used to remove pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas, rearranges the digestive system.

Treatments
September 13, 2019 • 7 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Pathology: How Doctors Get to a Diagnosis

Dr. Jingxin Qiu explains the role of pathology in grading a tumor and staging cancer, to help patients understand the pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

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August 2, 2022 • 3 Min

Treatment Options

Treatment Options After you are diagnosed, your oncologist will discuss treatments. Learn more about the different types of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation used to treat pancreatic cancer. Chemotherapy Most pancreatic cancer patients receive some type of chemotherapy, no matter what the stage of disease, to stop or slow the cancer from growing. Chemotherapy can cause […]

Disease Management
April 19, 2016 • 4 Min

In the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer, Knowledge Is Power

Oncologist Allyson Ocean, M.D., introduces Let’s Win, an interactive website for pancreatic cancer patients to learn about new treatments.

Survivor Stories
August 8, 2018 • 6 Min

Before And After: My Pancreatic Cancer

Randall Swan did his homework on the best treatments and clinical trial options in order to do battle with pancreatic cancer.

Survivor Stories
March 18, 2020 • 9 Min

Picking a Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

When Robert Weker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he believed a clinical trial was his best chance of reducing the tumor enough for a Whipple.

Survivor Stories
December 11, 2020 • 8 Min

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.

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September 15, 2022 • 6 Min

Newly Diagnosed

What to Do If You Are Newly Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer You or someone you love has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Now what? First, take a breath and know that you are not alone in this overwhelming moment. Let’s Win has the most up-to-date information, research, and resources to help you make informed decisions […]

Research
June 1, 2016 • 5 Min

Personalizing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Mark Ricigliano takes a closer look at the genetics of circulating tumor cells, to personalize pancreatic cancer treatment for the best results.