Helping Some Types of Chemotherapy Penetrate Pancreatic Tumors
A clinical trial looks at the effectiveness of PEGPH20 in helping chemotherapy penetrate the stroma of pancreatic tumors, to make them removable.
Chemotherapy to Survive; Fitness to Thrive
Mike Levine switched oncologists to find chemotherapy that works on his pancreatic cancer. After that he was able to compete in the Ironman Triathlon.
Novel Drug Combination Plus Radiation for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
A clinical trial combines immunotherapy, common treatments, an antiretroviral drug, and SBRT for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
Investigating a Drug Used for Other Cancers
In a clinical trial, researchers are adding the drug decitabine to gemcitabine, for patients with advanced cancer that is not responding to treatment.
Presurgical Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer That Is Removable
A clinical trial looks at immunotherapy plus vitamin D plus standard chemotherapy before surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Caught Early by Chance
Sandra Wilke chose her pancreatic cancer treatment of chemotherapy and pancreatectomy with an eye to her quality of life. She joined the tumor registry to learn more and help others.
Taking Nothing For Granted
After Whipple surgery and chemoradiation, Susan Zbacnik had molecular profiling, genetic testing, and joined an Immunotherapy clinical trial.
Testing the Safety of a New Chemotherapy and Radiation Combination
A clinical trial tests the effectiveness of adding PEGPH20 to standard chemotherapy and radiation in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
Adding a New Drug to Standard Treatment for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
A clinical trial tests the effectiveness of napabucasin, a drug that affects the signaling pathways of cancer stem cells.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Select Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly being used to treat locally advanced pancreatic cancer, and make it surgically removable.
A Big Teaching Hospital Can Make All the Difference
When Bob Tirk’s local doctor couldn’t figure out the source of his pain, he went to a large teaching hospital, where he was treated for pancreatic cancer.
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.
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.
Maintenance Chemotherapy for Stable Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
A clinical trial tests the diabetes drug metformin and transplant rejection preventative rapamycin to act as maintenance chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.
Using a Virus to Infect and Destroy Pancreatic Cancer Cells
A clinical trial tests the combination of standard chemotherapy plus a common cold virus that has been modified to kill cancer cells.