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Research
January 22, 2019 • 4 Min

A PARP Inhibitor Approval for Pancreatic Cancer

PARP inhibitors, a type of targeted therapy, are being studied as treatment for pancreatic cancer in a number of clinical trials.

pancreatic cancer patient Allison Lippman Kuban and her husband
Survivor Stories
January 17, 2019 • 7 Min

A Clinical Trial for a Rare Pancreatic Cancer

Allison Lippman Kuban was trying to tolerate a difficult chemotherapy regimen when a mutation was found that qualified her for a clinical trial.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Richard Blish and his wife Marian at their wedding
Survivor Stories
December 7, 2018 • 3 Min

The Positive Impact of a Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial

Richard Blish was a healthy, athletic 67-year-old when he developed symptoms of pancreatic cancer. His daughter steered him to a clinical trial for treatment.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Roberta Luna, with her husband and sons
Survivor Stories
November 29, 2018 • 4 Min

Living with Pancreatic Cancer as a Long-Term Survivor

Roberta Luna has been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2002, but the disease has been part of her life for much longer. Read about her battle.

Mary Gillam and her husband and three children standing in front of a Christmas tree.
Survivor Stories
August 21, 2018 • 6 Min

I Have So Much to Live For

Mary Gillam knew that she had to fight after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She traveled to where she would get the best treatment and a clinical trial.

Randall Swan
Survivor Stories
August 8, 2018 • 6 Min

Before And After: My Pancreatic Cancer

Randall Swan did his homework on the best treatments and clinical trial options in order to do battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Research
June 21, 2018 • 3 Min

Multicenter Trial Focuses on Neoadjuvant Treatment for Borderline Resectable and Locally Advanced Disease

Dr. David Ryan outlines a new trial for pre-surgical pancreatic cancer treatment combining a blood pressure drug, immunotherapy, standard care and SBRT.

Dr. Paul Silverstein, pancreatic cancer patients
Survivor Stories
June 13, 2018 • 7 Min

Aiming to be More than a Statistic

Dr. Paul Silverstein knew that he needed genomic testing, immunotherapy, and a clinical trial in his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Earl Groce pancreatic cancer patient at Disney World
Survivor Stories
May 22, 2018 • 7 Min

One of the Luckiest Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Patients Ever

Despite Stage IV diagnosis, Earl Groce got lucky with a quick diagnosis and acceptance to a clinical trial. Read Earl’s story about hope and a brighter future.

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Research
May 1, 2018 • 3 Min

Collaborative Multi-Center Immunotherapy Trial Targets CD40 and PD-1

Dr. Mark O’Hara outlines a collaborative clinical trial of two immunotherapy agents–a checkpoint inhibitor and a monoclonal antibody–plus standard chemotherapy.

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Research
February 27, 2018 • 3 Min

Precision Medicine from the Get-Go for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Ben George and colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin are using molecular profiling to determine the best chemotherapy for a patient’s pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Leonora Kaufmann
Survivor Stories
January 19, 2018 • 3 Min

Don’t Stop Fighting

Leonora Kaufmann relied on her instinct about pancreatic cancer. Diagnosis at stage I has given her a fighting chance of survival.

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Treatments
November 1, 2017 • 5 Min

Frequently Asked Questions About Pancreatic Cancer

Have you or someone you love just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? Learn some basic facts about this disease from our FAQ.

Pancreatic cancer patient Rachel Santmyer-Flores and her daughter
Survivor Stories
October 30, 2017 • 3 Min

Take the Time to Consider Your Options

Rachel Santmyer-Flores decided to look at her options before choosing a clinical trial of PEGPH20 for her pancreatic cancer treatment.

Researcher Ken Zaret
Research
August 22, 2017 • 4 Min

A Newly Identified Biomarker Panel Shows Promise in Earlier Pancreatic Cancer Detection

The first pancreatic cancer blood test may soon be a reality, as a biomarker panel from the lab of Dr. Ken Zaret shows promise in early testing.