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Pancreatic cancer patient Ellen Robbins and her husband Bob
Survivor Stories
November 2, 2022 • 3 Min

Urinary Tract Scans Lead to My Diagnosis

Ellen Robbins has the BRCA2 mutation, and that allowed her to participate in a clinical trial for her pancreatic cancer.

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Research
June 17, 2022 • 3 Min

New Gene Inhibitor Drug for Patients with MTAP-Deleted Tumors

A new trial targets patients with advanced solid tumors, including pancreatic cancer, with an MTAP-deletion genetic mutation.

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab
Research
April 14, 2022 • 5 Min

KRYSTAL-1 Trial Shows Promising Activity in Pancreas and Other GI Cancers

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab reports promising results of the KRYSTAL-1 trial, which targets a KRAS mutation common to pancreatic cancer.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Elizabeth O'Connor and her family
Survivor Stories
April 11, 2022 • 6 Min

Cherishing the Simple Things

Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.

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Research
March 11, 2022 • 2 Min

Testing an Approved Drug for a Specific Mutation

Researchers are testing a drug combination for melanoma in pancreatic cancer patients with a BRAF genetic mutation.

Kim Reiss Binder
Research
January 12, 2022 • 5 Min

New Study Aims to Reduce Recurrence Risk for Select Patients

Dr. Kim A. Reiss is leading a study of the PARP inhibitor olaparib to delay or prevent a recurrence of surgically removed pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Diane Simeone and genetic counselor Jessica Everett
Symptoms
June 8, 2021 • 4 Min

Crafting a Medical Family Tree

Dr. Diane Simeone and genetic counselor Jessica Everett explain why it is important to create a medical family tree for pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Chris Treubert
Survivor Stories
May 28, 2021 • 3 Min

BRCA Mutation Determines My Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Chris Treubert started with one type of chemotherapy but when the results of genetic testing showed a BRCA mutation he changed treatment.

Angela Bradbury MD
Research
April 26, 2021 • 5 Min

Improving Access to Genetic Testing and Counseling

Dr. Angela Bradbury is leading a study on access to genetic testing and genetic counseling, including a telehealth option.

pancreatic cancer patient Irma Infante
Survivor Stories
November 30, 2020 • 4 Min

A Second Opinion Makes the Difference

Irma Infante refused to give up after a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She went for a second opinion and better treatment options.

Anil Rustgi
Research
September 3, 2020 • 6 Min

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Anil Rustgi discusses the latest developments in pancreatic cancer treatment and the direction of current research in early detection.

pancreatic cancer patient Gina Harrison and her grandsons
Survivor Stories
August 18, 2020 • 4 Min

The Value of Molecular Profiling and Genetic Testing

Gina Harrison underwent molecular profiling of her pancreatic tumor, which led her to a clinical trial. Genetic testing showed her BRCA1 mutation was random.

pancreatic cancer patient Beverly Leighton and her family
Survivor Stories
May 7, 2020 • 4 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Caught Early Because of My Vigilance

Beverly Leighton joined a screening study and underwent genetic testing because of her family history of pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Manish Shah
Research
April 29, 2020 • 5 Min

High-Dose Vitamin C Targeting KRAS and BRAF in Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Manish Shah leads a clinical trial of high-dose vitamin C targeting KRAS and BRAF mutations in solid-tumor cancers, including pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Harvey Parker and his wife and daughters
Survivor Stories
April 24, 2020 • 5 Min

Genetic Testing Leads Me to a PARP Inhibitor Trial

Harvey Parker had genetic testing as part of his initial pancreatic cancer treatment. The BRCA2 mutation led him to a PARP inhibitor clinical trial.