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Medical personnel reviewing data
Disease Management
September 17, 2020 • 3 Min

What You Should Know About Tumor Boards

A tumor board brings together experts in different treatment fields to discuss your case and help direct your pancreatic cancer treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Gina Harrison and her grandsons
Survivor Stories
August 18, 2020 • 4 Min

The Value of Molecular Profiling and Genetic Testing

Gina Harrison underwent molecular profiling of her pancreatic tumor, which led her to a clinical trial. Genetic testing showed her BRCA1 mutation was random.

Dr, Minetta Liu
Research
August 10, 2020 • 7 Min

PATHFINDER Blood Test Trial Focused on Early Detection

Dr. Minetta Liu is part of the team conducting a clinical trial to find biomarkers that will become an easy blood test for pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Zev Wainberg
Research
July 28, 2020 • 4 Min

NALIRIFOX Shows Promise in Early Studies

Dr. Zev Wainberg describes the new combination NALIRIFOX, being tested in the NAPOLI-3 clinical trial for advanced pancreatic cancer patients.

Dr. Jennifer Knox
Research
July 15, 2020 • 6 Min

Canadian Study NeoPancONE Focuses on Biomarker Validation

Dr. Jennifer Knox is leading the NeoPancONE trial for a biomarker that indicates which patients will respond better to certain chemotherapy before surgery.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Gary Carmichael and his wife Floy on their trip to Alaska after
Survivor Stories
June 16, 2020 • 9 Min

Facing My Biggest Danger: Pancreatic Cancer

After Gary Carmichael finally found the source of his digestive troubles, he had a Whipple procedure to remove his pancreatic cancer.

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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.

Pancreatic cancer patient Robert Weker in Florence, Italy, along the river
Survivor Stories
March 18, 2020 • 9 Min

Picking a Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

When Robert Weker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he believed a clinical trial was his best chance of reducing the tumor enough for a Whipple.

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.

Researcher Ken Olive
Research
February 13, 2020 • 5 Min

Clinical Trial For OncoTreat Being Developed

Medical research falls into one of three buckets: basic, clinical, and translational. Basic research is all about the nuts and bolts, demystifying at a fundamental level what makes a lethal disease like pancreatic cancer tick. Clinical research is all about patients, and finding out through rigorously controlled trials whether certain new drugs or other approaches […]

Pancreatic cancer patient Davi D'Agostino with student paintings on a river cruise ship
Survivor Stories
February 10, 2020 • 5 Min

My Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial Journey

After starting pancreatic cancer treatment, Davi D’Agostino discovered she has the BRCA2 mutation, which made her eligible for a clinical trial.

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Research
January 23, 2020 • 7 Min

What Happens When Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Fail?

Why do clinical trials fail? What about the patients on the trial? Learn more about what happens when pancreatic cancer clinical trials fail.

pancreatic cancer survivor Miggie Olsson and her husband Tom
Survivor Stories
January 15, 2020 • 5 Min

Each Person Is a Statistic of One

When Miggie Olsson was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer she opted for a science-based unusual treatment plan to have a chance at survival.

pancreatic cancer patient Adam Deal
Survivor Stories
November 20, 2019 • 6 Min

Tumor RNA Testing Leads to Treatment with a New Drug

When treatment stopped working for Adam Deal, genetic testing of his tumor RNA found a mutation that made him eligible to try a new drug.