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Michael Whalen and his family
Survivor Stories
December 10, 2021 • 4 Min

Vigilance Leads to Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Michael Whalen searched for someone willing to treat him with chemotherapy.

pancreatic cancer patient Francois
Survivor Stories
November 12, 2021 • 6 Min

Taking Life with Pancreatic Cancer One Day at a Time

François has been taking chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer treatment and living one day at a time, to make the most of his life.

Dr. Tammy McClellan, PharmD
Disease Management
September 28, 2021 • 5 Min

What Exactly Does an Oncology Pharmacist Do?

Dr. Tammy McClellan explains the role of the oncology pharmacist, and why she is an important part of a patient’s care team.

pancreatic cancer patient Anthony DelRusso
Survivor Stories
July 13, 2021 • 2 Min

Going Two Rounds Against Pancreatic Cancer

Anthony DelRusso has battled pancreatic cancer twice, first with chemo and a Whipple, and again with a total pancreatectomy and radiation.

pancreatic cancer survivor Harry Schlechte
Survivor Stories
June 11, 2021 • 2 Min

Faith in My Survival

Harry Schlechte had a Whipple procedure for his pancreatic cancer, but he credits his faith for getting him through treatment.

illustration of a green round table with orange chairs
Disease Management
May 21, 2021 • 6 Min

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.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Eric Borden
Survivor Stories
May 17, 2021 • 3 Min

The Benefit of Being Your Own Advocate

Eric Borden decided to advocate for himself when a lesion was found on his pancreas. It was a good choice because it was pancreatic cancer.

Find Treatment Options webinar
Webinars
April 30, 2021 • 1 Min

Find Treatment Options

In Find Treatment Options, oncologists and genetic counselors discuss treatments and the importance of genetic testing.

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Research
April 29, 2021 • 3 Min

Chemotherapy Plus Stem Cell Infusion and Vitamins for BRCA Mutated Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients with a BRCA mutation uses a combination of chemotherapy, vitamins, and stem cells.

Doctor talking to a patient in a hospital bed
Disease Management
March 5, 2021 • 4 Min

The Pancreatic Standard of Care is No Longer So Standard

Do you want to understand more about how your doctor chooses your treatments? Learn about the standard of care for pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Eric Lasner in his racecar
Survivor Stories
February 4, 2021 • 7 Min

My Most Challenging Race

Eric Lasner faced Whipple surgery, chemotherapy with FOLFIRINOX, and radiation, in order to get back to closed circuit road racing.

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Research
January 5, 2021 • 1 Min

Comparing Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Before and After Surgery

Is chemotherapy before and after pancreatic cancer surgery more effective than just chemotherapy after surgery?

Pancreatic cancer patient Chad Handley, his family and dogs, outdoors with fallend leaves
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.

Dr. Laleh Melstrom, oncologist
Disease Management
November 24, 2020 • 5 Min

Managing the Side Effects of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

What can you do about chemotherapy side effects? Dr. Laleh Melstrom outlines options for counteracting the uncomfortable effects of chemo.

Pancreatic cancer patient Chris Joseph
Survivor Stories
November 16, 2020 • 4 Min

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.