4 Articles

xWords to know
December 21, 2020 • 5 Min

This Versus That: Words to Know

Confused about some of the similar-sounding terms you are hearing during pancreatic cancer treatment? Our list of words to know can help.

Matthew Vander Heiden
April 19, 2019 • 6 Min

New Clues in Pancreatic Cancer Weight Loss

Dr. Matthew Vander Heiden is researching how pancreatic tumors trigger weight loss in pancreatic cancer patients, and the relationship with survival.

A latex-gloved hand doing close lab work
March 5, 2019 • 2 Min

Targeting Cancer-Associated Wasting With Experimental Immunotherapy

Wasting, or cachexia, is the focus of a clinical trial testing a cachexia immunotherapy treatment combined with standard pancreatic cancer treatment.

Micrograph of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
August 23, 2016 • 4 Min

Solving the Mystery of Cachexia

Researchers are looking for ways to combat cachexia, the metabolic syndrome that causes weight and muscle loss in people with cancer and other diseases.