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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.

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.