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Pancreatic cancer patient David Shell and his family
Survivor Stories
September 22, 2016 • 5 Min

Going Place-to-Place to Find the Treatments I Wanted

David Shell traveled around to a number of doctors and hospitals at different stages of his treatment to be able to get surgery to remove his tumor.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Camille Altgelt
Survivor Stories
September 9, 2016 • 3 Min

Living with Pancreatic Cancer

Camille Altgelt searched for clinical trials for her pancreatic cancer but did not qualify. Her treatment with chemotherapy and radiation was successful.

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Survivor Stories
August 2, 2016 • 3 Min

Currently in the Fight, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

A woman’s treatment for non-operable pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering includes FOLFIRINOX and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Cindy Lopez
Survivor Stories
July 5, 2016 • 3 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Can Mimic Other Health Problems

Cindy Lopez thought she had back problems, but she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation shrunk the tumor for surgery.

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Research
June 30, 2016 • 2 Min

Discovering the Better Drug Treatment After Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial compares two chemotherapy regimens to see which one is more effective at knocking out remaining cancer cells.

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Research
June 17, 2016 • 2 Min

Exploring the Better Treatment for Stable Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

For patients with stable metastatic pancreatic cancer, a clinical trial compares standard chemotherapy with immunotherapy.

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Research
June 1, 2016 • 5 Min

Personalizing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Mark Ricigliano takes a closer look at the genetics of circulating tumor cells, to personalize pancreatic cancer treatment for the best results.