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Research
July 16, 2021 • 2 Min

Identifying Biomarkers for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial for at-risk people is looking for biomarkers that can indicate pancreatic cancer is growing.

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.

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Treatments
December 21, 2020 • 5 Min

This Versus That: Words to Know

Confused about some of the similar-sounding terms you are hearing during pancreatic cancer treatment? Our list of words to know can help.

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.

Dr. Sapna Syngal
Research
July 2, 2020 • 4 Min

GENERATE Trial Expands Eligibility

Dr. Sapna Syngal explains the expanded eligibility standards for the GENERATE Study for genetic testing of pancreatic cancer patients and relatives.

Dino Verrelli and Dr. Diane Simeone
Research
May 12, 2020 • 7 Min

Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Dino Verrelli of Project Purple joins with Dr. Diane Simeone on the PRECEDE Consortium to develop earlier detection and new pancreatic cancer treatments.

Dr. Talia Golan
Research
March 26, 2019 • 4 Min

Damage as a Way to Repair Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Talia Golan takes a closer look at the damage caused by the BRCA1/2 mutations to find a way to treat pancreatic cancer.

Gloria Peterson, Ph.D.
Research
February 4, 2019 • 5 Min

Genetic Testing for All Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A study by Dr. Gloria Petersen’s research team has led to an official recommendation that all pancreatic cancer patients get genetic testing.

Old medicine bottles
Research
January 22, 2019 • 4 Min

A PARP Inhibitor Approval for Pancreatic Cancer

PARP inhibitors, a type of targeted therapy, are being studied as treatment for pancreatic cancer in a number of clinical trials.

Dr. Sapna Syngal
Research
November 14, 2018 • 4 Min

New NCCN Guidelines Stress Genetic Testing For All Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Sapna Syngal discusses the new NCCN guidelines, which support genetic testing for all pancreatic cancer patients, because mutations can influence treatment.

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Research
July 5, 2018 • 4 Min

A Potential Role for PARP Inhibitors in Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Michael Pishvaian leads research into the possible role of PARP inhibitors in treating pancreatic cancer patients with certain genetic mutations.

Gloria Peterson, Ph.D.
Research
October 12, 2017 • 5 Min

Tumor Genetics Research Brings Some Answers for Families at High Risk

Professor Gloria Peterson of the Mayo Clinic is working on tumor genetics to help make early detection of pancreatic cancer a reality.