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pancreatic cancer patient Michael Florio and his family
Survivor Stories
November 3, 2020 • 6 Min

The Importance of Family and Friends

Michael Florio has been able to count on his family and friends to get him to pancreatic cancer treatment and support him through a Whipple procedure.

pancreatic cancer patient William Ramshaw
Disease Management
October 5, 2020 • 5 Min

Sometimes Life Hits You in the Head

Pancreatic cancer survivor William Ramshaw shares his advice about managing life after diagnosis and during treatment for other patients.

pancreatic cancer patient Catalina Lulley
Survivor Stories
September 14, 2020 • 4 Min

Choosing Chemo Because I Want to Live

After doing poorly on her first chemotherapy treatments, Catalina Lulley switched doctors because she is determined to survive pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer survivor Enrico Crisafi and his wife
Survivor Stories
August 31, 2020 • 4 Min

Confidence in My Treatment

After he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, retired 9/11 first responder Enrico Crisafi found a doctor he believed in, and who believed in him.

Chemistry tubes with purple, yellow and white liquids in a red rack
Research
July 31, 2020 • 3 Min

Standard Chemotherapy Plus Novel Drugs for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

This trial tests the effectiveness of three different novel drugs, including immunotherapy, added to standard treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer patient Amy Zaterman and her husband Sean Seltzer
Survivor Stories
June 29, 2020 • 14 Min

Planning for My Future

Amy Zaterman was 30 when she was diagnosed with stage IV PNET, but she found a doctor who believed in her and never gave up.

Dr. Jordan Winter
Research
June 8, 2020 • 6 Min

Targeting Metabolic Vulnerability

Dr. Jordan Winter looks at cell metabolism to find areas of vulnerability in pancreatic cancer cells, to find a way to create better treatments.

Pancreatic cancer patient Gregg Wittman surrounded by his soccer team, all in purple or white
Survivor Stories
June 3, 2020 • 8 Min

A Second Opinion Changes the Pancreatic Cancer Game Plan

Gregg Wittman’s doctors diagnosed him with stage IV pancreatic cancer, but could never get a good biopsy; a second opinion figured out the reason.

word cloud in English and Spanish
Treatments
May 29, 2020 • 5 Min

Eighteen Important Words to Know if You Have Pancreatic Cancer

When you start pancreatic cancer treatment it seems like everyone is speaking a language you don’t know. Here are 18 important words to help you along.

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo
Research
May 26, 2020 • 5 Min

COMBATing Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo explains the COMBAT trial, which combines immunotherapy, a checkpoint inhibitor, and chemotherapy to attack pancreatic cancer.

oncology nurse Heather Hannon
Disease Management
March 13, 2020 • 4 Min

Chemotherapy in Comfort

Oncology nurse Heather Hannon helps you sort out what’s best to bring to treatment so you have your chemotherapy in comfort, and pass the time peacefully.

Dr. Andrew Coveler
Research
March 10, 2020 • 5 Min

Inhibiting Cell Division With Alternating Electric Fields

Dr. Andrew Coveler explains how electric fields are being used to disrupt pancreatic cancer cell division, to make tumors more removable.

Dr. Allyson Ocean and Dr. Jordan Winter
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.

Ed O'Connor and family
Survivor Stories
January 14, 2020 • 5 Min

At a Crossroads for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Ed O’Connor has been getting chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer since 2016. His disease is stable and he has to decide whether to cut back on the chemo.

microscope image of crystals
Research
January 7, 2020 • 5 Min

New Guidelines on the Use of Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

New clinical guidelines from the American Society for Radiation Oncology will help clarify the best uses of radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.