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Research
May 15, 2024 • 2 Min

A New Triple Combination for Tumors with BRCA1/2 or PALB2 Mutations

A clinical trial is comparing a two-drug combination with a three-drug combination to see which works better for genetic mutations.

Pancreatic cancer patient Deanna Burney
Survivor Stories
May 7, 2024 • 5 Min

Leaning into the Fight: My Battle with Pancreatic Cancer

Despite an extensive family history of pancreatic cancer, Deanna Burney’s doctors did not keep a close eye on her pancreatic cyst.

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Research
April 19, 2024 • 2 Min

Using Ultrasound to Enhance the Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

A clinical trial combines ultrasound with a microbubble contrast agent to make chemotherapy more effective.

Pancreatic cancer patient Matthew Rosenblum, his partner Natalie, and their dog Monique
Survivor Stories
March 15, 2024 • 4 Min

Sometimes Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

Matthew Rosenblum thought his time was limited after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis at age 32, but he’s a BRCA2 carrier, which opened treatment options.

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Research
February 28, 2024 • 1 Min

Enhancing Standard Chemotherapy in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a new kinase inhibitor as a way to make standard chemotherapy more effective against advanced pancreatic cancer.

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News
February 14, 2024 • 3 Min

New FDA Approval Brings More Treatment Options in Metastatic Disease

The FDA has approved the use of liposomal irinotecan in the chemotherapy combination NALIRIFOX for metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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Research
February 1, 2024 • 2 Min

A New Immunotherapy Drug to Make Chemotherapy More Effective for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a new immunotherapy drug to make standard chemotherapy more effective for metastatic pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer survivor Dave Paffenroth and wife Wendy
Survivor Stories
January 10, 2024 • 8 Min

Always Insist On More

Dave Paffenroth’s wife Wendy was an extraordinary caregiver, coordinating treatments and family support during pancreatic cancer treatment.

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Research
January 2, 2024 • 5 Min

Progress and Promise—Research in 2023

What advances were made in 2023 for pancreatic cancer treatments? Where is research headed in the coming year?

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Clinical Trials
November 7, 2023 • 2 Min

A New Approach to Immunotherapy for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Will a new type of immunotherapy help prevent tumors from developing resistance to chemotherapy? Research is underway.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Kay Zedd Kesser
Survivor Stories
November 2, 2023 • 8 Min

A Family Tree Bent but Not Broken by Pancreatic Cancer

When Kay Zedd Kesser looks around her family tree, she sees pancreatic cancer everywhere. But screening saved Kay’s life.

Dr. Anup Kasi
Chemotherapy
October 25, 2023 • 3 Min

Potential Therapy Takes a Two-Prong Attack on Pancreatic Cancer

With a focus on targeting cell metabolism, Dr. Anup Kasi leads a clinical trial of a new agent in combination with gemcitabine.

pancreatic cancer patient Barbara Green in a hot pink wig
Survivor Stories
October 9, 2023 • 3 Min

Changing Course Midstream

Barbara Green wasn’t happy with her doctors, so she took the advice of her support group, was an advocate for herself, and changed doctors.

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Research
September 21, 2023 • 2 Min

Testing the Addition of a New Drug to Radiation Therapy for Localized Pancreatic Cancer

In combination with radiation treatment, researchers are testing a new drug that causes DNA damage to make that treatment more effective.

Cathleen Janosko
Survivor Stories
July 11, 2023 • 4 Min

Genetic Profiling Leads to a Clinical Trial

With treatment not working and nothing to lose, Cathleen Janosko did her research and got help finding a clinical trial to match her tumor’s mutation.