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Research
April 13, 2017 • 4 Min

Testing Vitamin C as a Cancer Killer

Lewis Cantley’s team is starting clinical trials of vitamin C to gain more information about its role in stopping cancer.

pancreatic cancer survivor Shannon Magee
Survivor Stories
April 10, 2017 • 5 Min

A New Clinical Trial Leads to No Evidence of Disease

After pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Shannon Magee became patient 1 in a new clinical trial that combined chemotherapy and a Whipple procedure.

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.

pancreatic cancer patient Stephen Bigelsen
Survivor Stories
February 14, 2017 • 4 Min

Taking a Different Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

When Dr. Stephen Bigelsen was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, he found a doctor to created a personalized treatment plan.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Kathleen Dowell and her doctors
Survivor Stories
February 1, 2017 • 2 Min

A Pancreatic Vaccine Clinical Trial Worked for Me

Kathleen Dowell was worried that her pancreatic cancer treatment would not work so she enrolled in a pancreatic cancer vaccine trial.

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Treatments
January 11, 2017 • 5 Min

What To Do When Newly Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

An oncologist, surgeon, and nurse advocate give their recommendations if you are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Igor Astsatsurov and pancreatic cancer patient Melissa Kartasevich at the Capitol in Washington, DC
Survivor Stories
January 6, 2017 • 3 Min

Fighting to Win

Melissa Kartasevich’s fiance and daughter motivate her pancreatic cancer battle, as she fights it to reach her goal of surgery to remove the tumor.

Pancreatic cancer patient Samuel Chi and his family in the mountains
Survivor Stories
December 14, 2016 • 5 Min

Finding a Treatment Geared to My Cancer

Samuel Chi describes his search for a pancreatic cancer treatment that allows him to live comfortably and reduce his tumor so he can have surgery.

Pancreatic cancer patient Pat Theobald
Survivor Stories
November 16, 2016 • 3 Min

Education, Clinical Trials, and Advocacy

Pat Theobald lost her mother to pancreatic cancer, so when she received the same diagnosis she knew to start treatment with a clinical trial.

Pancreatic cancer patient Irwin Hausman
Survivor Stories
November 3, 2016 • 2 Min

A Clinical Trial Gives Me a Comfortable Life

Irwin Hausman lives a relatively comfortable life with pancreatic cancer, thanks to a clinical trial using low-dose chemotherapy and high-dose vitamin C.

Pancreatic cancer patient Richard Valdes
Survivor Stories
October 26, 2016 • 4 Min

Buying Time for Another Clinical Trial

Richard Valdes has alternated standard pancreatic cancer treatments with clinical trials of immunotherapy and a pancreatic vaccine during his treatment.

Pancreatic cancer patient Rona Greenberg and her daughters
Survivor Stories
August 15, 2016 • 5 Min

The Impact of BRCA Is Broader Than Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Rona Greenberg discusses the impact of BRCA2 on her family, and her search for the best clinical trial for her needs after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

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Research
June 6, 2016 • 2 Min

Patients Needed for Clinical Trial/Research Study of Treatment Targeting Immune System

A clinical trial seeks pancreatic cancer patients with the MSI (microsatellite instability) genetic signature, to test an immunotherapy drug.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Dr. Sharon Seibel
Survivor Stories
April 3, 2016 • 4 Min

My BRCA2 Mutation Turned Out to Be Both the Curse and the Cure

Sharon Seibel knew she had the BRCA2 mutation but was unaware of the link to pancreatic cancer. Her chemotherapy was one for BRCA carriers.

Philip Zeblisky
Survivor Stories
March 31, 2016 • 4 Min

Clinical Trials Offer Hope to Patients and Clinicians Seeking a Cure

Philip Zeblisky describes his treatment for stage IV pancreatic cancer. He looked for clinical trials to find the best treatment.