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pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Helene Avraham-Katz and her family
Survivor Stories
September 23, 2021 • 5 Min

The Butterfly Effect and Living Every Day to My Fullest

Because Helene Avraham-Katz has the BRCA2 mutation, certain chemotherapies work better and she is eligible for specific clinical trials.

Cancer researcher Lewis Cantley
Research
September 15, 2021 • 5 Min

An Update on Vitamin C and Cancer

Dr. Lewis Cantley discusses the latest research on and clinical trials of vitamin C for KRAS-mutated and pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Pant Subhan
Research
September 1, 2021 • 5 Min

Targeting the Undruggable KRAS Protein

Dr. Shubham Pant is focusing his research on effective treatments for the KRAS mutation, found in 90% of pancreatic cancers.

Dr. Philip Philip
Research
August 19, 2021 • 5 Min

Large Phase III Global Trial Targets Cancer Metabolism

Dr. Philip Philip focuses on disrupting cancer cell metabolism with devimistat, now in a phase III global clinical trial.

pancreatic cancer survivor Bob Minetti
Survivor Stories
August 16, 2021 • 2 Min

A Clinical Trial Saved My Life

Bob Minetti and his doctors believe that a clinical trial saved his life after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Catching up with featured patients
Survivor Stories
August 3, 2021 • 5 Min

Catching Up with Featured Patients

Get patient updates on four of our most popular stories: Lynne Holcomb, Earl Groce, Roy Vinke, and Shannon Magee.

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab
Research
June 3, 2021 • 4 Min

Disappointing Results of a Phase II Trial Using Angiogenesis Inhibitor

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab reports on the disappointing results of a trial combining an angiogenesis inhibitor and mFOLFIRINOX.

Allyson Ocean, M.D. and Ying-Hsiu Su, Ph.D.
Research
May 7, 2021 • 4 Min

Studying a New Approach for the Liquid Biopsy

Drs. Allyson Ocean and Ying-Hsiu Su lead a liquid biopsy pilot study looking for KRAS proteins in urine, to detect pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Thomas Stachler
Survivor Stories
May 4, 2021 • 2 Min

You Only Have One Life to Live

Tom Stachler traveled from his home in Michigan to an expert surgeon in Wisconsin to have Whipple surgery for his pancreatic cancer.

Kenneth Yu, MD
Research
February 22, 2021 • 5 Min

Blood-Based Test Predicts What Drugs May Work Best

Dr. Kenneth Yu is testing a blood-based assay that looks at which types of chemotherapies will work best for each pancreatic cancer patient.

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.

Dr. Andrea Califano
Research
February 9, 2021 • 4 Min

RNA Precision Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Opens At Columbia

Dr. Andrea Califano leads a precision oncology clinical trial of the OncoTreat platform, which looks at proteins to determine treatment.

Noelle LoConte, MD
Research
January 13, 2021 • 5 Min

Finding More Targets for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Noelle LoConte discusses a clinical trial for cancer patients, including pancreatic cancer patients, that have an NRG1 gene fusion.

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.

pancreatic cancer patient Irma Infante
Survivor Stories
November 30, 2020 • 4 Min

A Second Opinion Makes the Difference

Irma Infante refused to give up after a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She went for a second opinion and better treatment options.