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Survivor Stories
July 21, 2021 • 2 Min

The Importance of a Good Treatment Team

Wayne Mullis credits his treatment team with choosing the best pancreatic cancer treatment for him and for helping him through treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Michael Francis in a field of roses
Survivor Stories
February 17, 2021 • 3 Min

Time and Hope

Rose farmer Michael Francis wanted more time with his family, so he joined a clinical trial to treat his stage III pancreatic cancer.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Diane Borrison and family
Survivor Stories
October 25, 2019 • 3 Min

Thirteen Survival Years and Counting

Diane Borrison’s doctor consulted the experts at academic hospitals to choose a treatment plan including Whipple surgery.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Chris Parrish
Survivor Stories
July 16, 2019 • 6 Min

My Journey Through Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

When Chris Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, she searched for a program and treatment plan until she found a place that gave her hope.

Dr. Shalaan Beg
Research
December 4, 2018 • 4 Min

Targeting AXL May Improve Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Shaalan Beg describes a clinical trial using the kinase inhibitor bemcentinib along with chemotherapy as a way to slow down or stop pancreatic cancer.

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Research
July 23, 2018 • 2 Min

A New Combination Chemotherapy Before Surgery

A new clinical trial adds vitamin D to standard of care chemotherapy before surgery, to make pancreatic cancer tumors more removable.

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Clinical Trials
November 2, 2017 • 2 Min

Testing a Breast Cancer Drug for Other Advanced Solid Tumors

In a clinical trial, a new class of breast cancer drug called a kinase inhibitor is being tested to treat pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Robert Glazier
Survivor Stories
August 25, 2017 • 4 Min

Far More Time than I Originally Expected

After a Whipple procedure, SBRT, and chemotherapy, Robert Glazier is staying informed about treatment options for pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Erkut Borazanci
Research
March 31, 2017 • 4 Min

Clinical Trial of Immunotherapy Plus Sunshine Vitamin May Help in Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Can vitamin D make it easier for chemotherapy drugs to reach the pancreatic cancer tumor? A clinical trial is testing this idea.

Microscopy image of a tumor section (obtained from a mouse tumor model) shows the blue-stained nanoparticles selectively accumulating in the peripheral tumor area and then penetrating into tumor cells
Research
August 18, 2016 • 2 Min

Exploring the Effectiveness of an Experimental Class of Drug

Does adding a PARP inhibitor drug to standard treatment help control the spread of advanced pancreatic cancer in patients with the BRCA mutation?

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Survivor Stories
May 18, 2016 • 3 Min

Understanding Family History Makes a Difference in Treatment Options

Elizabeth Pršić describes her mother Andrea’s pancreatic cancer treatment. Andrea has the BRCA2 mutation, which helps determine the plan.

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Survivor Stories
April 4, 2016 • 3 Min

Personalized Treatment Plans in the Fight Against PC

David Dessert explains that his aunt’s genetic testing for BRCA2 mutation directed his own treatment for pancreatic cancer.