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pancreatic cancer patient Elizabeth O'Connor and her family at the 2021 World Series

Cherishing the Simple Things

Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.

Pancreatic cancer patient Virginia Wetcher and her husband

Following a Treatment Plan

As a retired oncology nurse, Virginia Wetcher knew she needed a good treatment plan after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

2020 Witches of St. Andrews charity bicycle ride

Carefully Choosing My Doctor

Doris Bowdoin researched to find the best doctor for her pancreatic cancer. Now she advocates for others through the Witches of St. Andrews.

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab

Disappointing Results of a Phase II Trial Using Angiogenesis Inhibitor

That’s the question researchers hoped to answer in a phase II double-blind trial comparing mFOLFIRINOX plus ramucirumab versus mFOLFIRINOX plus placebo in advanced pancreatic cancer patients. Results of the trial were presented at the 2021 ASCO GI Cancer Symposium. Ramucirumab is a monoclonal antibody that attaches to and inhibits a molecule called VEGFR-2, a vascular…

pancreatic cancer patient Michael Francis in a field of roses

Time and Hope

Rose farmer Michael Francis wanted more time with his family, so he joined a clinical trial to treat his stage III pancreatic cancer.

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