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Susan Wells and friend
Survivor Stories
January 24, 2022 • 11 Min

Family, Friends, Hope, Strength, and Prayer

Susan Wells had chemotherapy but her treatment took a detour into more chemo and a clinical trial before she had a Whipple procedure.

pancreatic cancer patient Laura Metzger and family
Survivor Stories
December 23, 2021 • 6 Min

Learning to Recognize the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Laura Metzger had many different symptoms of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer but no one put the picture together for years.

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Research
December 20, 2021 • 2 Min

Evaluating Different Immunotherapy Combinations

A platform clinical trial evaluates immunotherapy combinations with standard of care treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Michael Whalen and his family
Survivor Stories
December 10, 2021 • 4 Min

Vigilance Leads to Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Michael Whalen searched for someone willing to treat him with chemotherapy.

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Research
November 22, 2021 • 2 Min

Using Molecular Tumor Profiling to Determine the Best Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A clinical trial looks at whether molecular subtyping of tumors is effective in determining the best pancreatic cancer treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Francois
Survivor Stories
November 12, 2021 • 6 Min

Taking Life with Pancreatic Cancer One Day at a Time

François has been taking chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer treatment and living one day at a time, to make the most of his life.

pancreatic cancer patient Rita Krueger, her husband and dog
Survivor Stories
November 1, 2021 • 4 Min

Choosing the Right Doctor

Rita Krueger made an important decision that changed her pancreatic cancer treatment when she got a second opinion.

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Survivor Stories
July 21, 2021 • 2 Min

The Importance of a Good Treatment Team

Wayne Mullis credits his treatment team with choosing the best pancreatic cancer treatment for him and for helping him through treatment.

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.

pancreatic cancer patient Steven Robinson and his wife
Survivor Stories
January 22, 2021 • 6 Min

What Caused My Pancreatic Cancer?

Despite no known genetic link, Steven Robinson is the fourth member of his family on his mother’s side to get pancreatic cancer.

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.

Dr. Laleh Melstrom, oncologist
Disease Management
November 24, 2020 • 5 Min

Managing the Side Effects of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

What can you do about chemotherapy side effects? Dr. Laleh Melstrom outlines options for counteracting the uncomfortable effects of chemo.

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Research
October 16, 2020 • 2 Min

Attacking Cancer’s Key Mechanisms to Treat Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer uses the new drug SM-88 in combination with other agents, to attack the tumor metabolism.

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Research
September 22, 2020 • 2 Min

Safety and Effectiveness of a New Drug for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing dose safety and effectiveness of a new drug for pancreatic cancer, in combination with gemcitabine.

Pancreatic cancer patient Tammy Richardson and family at a fundraising walk
Survivor Stories
July 23, 2020 • 5 Min

Planning Every Day to Live

Tammy Richardson has focused her pancreatic cancer treatment choices on maintaining her quality of life, so she can travel and see family.