Fighting On To See Her Children Grow Up
Despite aggressive pancreatic cancer, with a BRCA-like genetic mutation, Dr. Jill Pechacek is determined to stay alive to see her children grow up.
A Clinical Trial Matches My Genetics
Steven Merlin learned that he carried the BRCA2 mutation after he developed pancreatic cancer. He researched and found a clinical trial for BRCA carriers.
Testing Vitamin C as a Cancer Killer
Lewis Cantley’s team is starting clinical trials of vitamin C to gain more information about its role in stopping cancer.
Tailoring My Treatment to My Tumor Genetics
After diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Simone had her tumor analyzed. The report on her tumor genetics determined her treatment.
Finding a Treatment Geared to My Cancer
Samuel Chi describes his search for a pancreatic cancer treatment that allows him to live comfortably and reduce his tumor so he can have surgery.
A New Drug Combination to Control Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
A clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients with the BRCA mutation tests the effectiveness of standard treatment plus a PARP inhibitor.
Working With your Doctor to Find Clinical Trials
Oncologist Dr. Kim A. Reiss explains the importance of clinical trials and family history of cancer when choosing a treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Maintenance Chemotherapy Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Patients with the BRCA Mutation
A clinical trial for patients with BRCA mutations uses a PARP inhibitor as part of the maintenance chemotherapy experimental treatment.
Personalized Treatment Plans in the Fight Against PC
David Dessert explains that his aunt’s genetic testing for BRCA2 mutation directed his own treatment for pancreatic cancer.