Testing Standard Treatment Plus an Antibody to Shrink Pancreatic Tumors
Researchers are testing whether adding a monoclonal antibody to standard chemotherapy will make locally advanced pancreatic cancer qualify for surgery.
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.
Testing Targeted Immunotherapy Against Pancreatic Cancer
Targeted immunotherapy is the focus of a clinical trial that tests the drug ibrutinib, approved for leukemia treatment, against pancreatic cancer.
Chemotherapy Makes Tumor Removal Possible
Anne Seagren In December of 2006 at the age of 56 I became aware of a slight pressure in my side. I decided to follow up with my doctor. She recommended a CT scan to see if I had gallstones or appendicitis. The pressure subsided and I considered ignoring her advice. Fortunately, I went ahead […]
A New Approach to Treating Some Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients
A clinical trial uses PEGPH20, a synthetic form of a human enzyme, to make treatment more effective in pancreatic cancer patients with high tumor pressure.
Muting Chemical Signals to Slow or Stop the Spread of Pancreatic Cancer
A clinical trial tests a drug that turns off chemical signals in the body that promote the growth of tumors and the spread of pancreatic cancer.
Using a Vitamin to Make Low-Dose Chemotherapy More Effective
A clinical trial compares the effectiveness of low-dose continuous chemotherapy with and without high doses of vitamin C.
A Novel Combination to Slow Pancreas Tumors that Cannot Be Surgically Removed
Can a combination of standard drugs, a PARP inhibitor, and intensity modulated radiation therapy to slow pancreatic tumor growth?
A New Chemotherapy and Radiation Regimen to Shrink Tumors Before Surgery
Researchers are testing a new combination of chemotherapies and radiation to shrink pancreatic cancer tumors and make surgical removal possible.
Exploring the Effectiveness of an Experimental Class of Drug
Does adding a PARP inhibitor drug to standard treatment help control the spread of advanced pancreatic cancer in patients with the BRCA mutation?
The Alien Inside Me
Kim Vernick details the clinical trial and surgery used to treat her pancreatic cancer. When the cancer returns she explains the treatment she got.
Testing the Effect of a Malaria Drug on Standard Treatment
A clinical trial tests whether a malaria drug can make standard chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer more effective.
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.
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.