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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

When diagnosed with Stage IV PNET at the age of 30, Amy Zaterman found a doctor who believed in her and didn’t give up. Learn more about her inspiring story.

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 offers her expertise to cancer patients in what is best to bring to treatments so you can pass the time in peace and comfort.

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.

photomicrograph of red blood cells
Research
September 26, 2019 • 2 Min

Comparing Treatment Delivery Methods for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial compares intravenous chemotherapy delivery with intra-arterial chemotherapy to see which is more effective for pancreatic cancer.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Margie Goldsmith
Survivor Stories
September 5, 2019 • 6 Min

Kicking Pancreatic Cancer’s Butt

When Margie Goldsmith was diagnosed with an IPMN she made it her goal to beat that pancreatic cancer. It took two more tries but she did it.

cancer cells under microscope
Research
August 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Platinum-Based Therapy Can Significantly Improve Survival for Some Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Michael Pishvaian explains how platinum-based therapy can improve the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with a specific mutation.