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Pancreatic cancer patient Rona Greenberg and her daughters
Survivor Stories
August 15, 2016 • 5 Min

The Impact of BRCA Is Broader Than Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Rona Greenberg discusses the impact of BRCA2 on her family, and her search for the best clinical trial for her needs after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Close up photo of microscope lenses over a slide
Research
July 28, 2016 • 6 Min

Novel Drug Therapy Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells by Reducing Levels of Antioxidants

New research finds that reducing antioxidants can help kill pancreatic cancer cells, suggesting a new direction for treatment.

Pancreatic cancer patient Kim Vernick and her dog
Survivor Stories
July 18, 2016 • 3 Min

The Alien Inside Me

Kim Vernick details the clinical trial and surgery used to treat her pancreatic cancer. When the cancer returns she explains the treatment she got.

Mcrofuge tubes with writing on the caps, sitting in an orange rack
Research
April 18, 2016 • 5 Min

Putting the Immune System on the Offensive

A discussion of immunology in cancer treatment, focusing on the work of Elizabeth Jaffe, M.D., and her cancer vaccine and checkpoint inhibitors.

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Research
April 17, 2016 • 3 Min

Drug Onivyde Gives New Hope to Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Onivyde (injectable irinotecan), combined with fluorouracil and leucovorin, has been approved as a second-line treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Microscope slide of adenocarcinoma, stained fuschia and purple
Treatments
April 16, 2016 • 5 Min

Why You Need This Simple Blood Test at Diagnosis

Measuring the level of the tumor marker CA-19-9 is important in determining which treatment to use for pancreatic cancer patients.

magnified image of nanowires looking like central clusters with wires coming from them in white against a blue background
Disease Management
April 14, 2016 • 5 Min

Three Ways to Be your Own Best Health Advocate

Leslie Michelson recommends putting together a health care team of friends, advocates and physicians for the best possible care after a cancer diagnosis.

Anne Glauber, pancreatic cancer patient
Survivor Stories
April 5, 2016 • 3 Min

Working with Oncologists Willing to Take Risks

Anne Glauber chooses the new science of slow dosing of chemotherapy for her pancreatic treatment. She looks to developing science for future treatments.

Pancreatic Cancer patient Sharon Orleans Lawrence and her daughter
Survivor Stories
April 1, 2016 • 7 Min

Your Survival Depends on Taking Control of What You Can

Sharon Orleans Lawrence outlines her search for stage IV pancreatic cancer treatment. She chooses low-dose chemotherapy, which made her life comfortable.