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Dr. Emma Kurz
Research
October 12, 2022 • 6 Min

Exercise Helps Boost Immune System and Immunotherapy Treatment

Dr. Emma Kurz is part of a research team that has found that exercise can help make immunotherapy more effective for pancreatic cancer.

green human natural killer cell on a black background
Research
February 14, 2022 • 2 Min

A New Drug May Stimulate the Immune System to Attack Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are conducting a phase 0 study of a new drug that may cause inflammation to stimulate immune system against cancer.

Dr. Florencia McAllister
Research
October 11, 2021 • 5 Min

Gut Reaction for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Florencia McAllister and her team are looking at the tumor microbiome to develop effective pancreatic cancer treatments.

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Research
April 20, 2021 • 9 Min

AACR Annual Meeting 2021 Highlights

Let’s Win and the Lustgarten Foundation bring you the pancreatic cancer research highlights of the 2021 AACR Annual Meeting,

Dr. Teresa Zimmers
Research
December 16, 2020 • 6 Min

Cachexia Research Gaining Momentum

Why do pancreatic cancer patients lose weight even if they are eating well? Dr. Teresa Zimmers explains the syndrome called cachexia.

Dr. Vinod Balachandran
Research
March 13, 2019 • 5 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Exceptional Responders and the Immune System Link

Dr. Vinod Balachandran looks at the immune system of exceptional responders–patients who respond extremely well to chemotherapy–for treatment clues.

Dr. Ben Z. Stanger
Research
August 24, 2018 • 5 Min

New Research Sheds Light on Hot and Cold Tumors

Dr. Ben Z. Stanger and his team are finding links between the number of T cells a tumor has and the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

Researcher Douglas Fearon
Research
May 14, 2018 • 3 Min

Immunology Researchers Solve a Mystery of Metastasis

Physician and researcher Douglas Fearon and his lab have a possible explanation for how cancer cells metastasize, and the role surgery may play in this process.

Dr. Vinod Balachandran
Research
January 16, 2018 • 3 Min

Neoantigens Provide New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

Vinod Balachandran’s team identified increased T cells in the tumors of long-term pancreatic cancer survivors, with a role for neoantigens in immunotherapy.

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Research
September 5, 2017 • 4 Min

New Cancer Stem Cell Pathway Drug May Change Standard of Care

Dr. Tanios Bekii-Saab is testing a new drug that works on pancreatic cancer stem cells to make chemotherapy more effective.

Magnified slide of human pancreas cells, stained in aqua color with a dark outline around some of the rounded cells
Research
July 24, 2017 • 2 Min

Trying a New Type of Treatment to Stop Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers test the chemotherapy combination of AM0010 and FOLFOX as a second-line therapy for people with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Margaret Tempero
Research
June 23, 2017 • 4 Min

Targeted Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Margaret Tempero outlines the work being done in the area of targeted therapy for pancreatic cancer, specifically the testing of ibrutinib.

Microscope image of mouse pancreas duct cancer with different parts of the cells stained blue or red, against a dark background
Research
February 22, 2017 • 2 Min

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.

Cancer Moonshot meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama
Research
December 30, 2016 • 4 Min

The Cancer Moonshot

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee of Johns Hopkins is part of the Cancer Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel, and she explains the goals of the program.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Lora Kelly and her husband
Survivor Stories
December 1, 2016 • 3 Min

An Unexpected Diagnosis After Surgery

Lora Kelly had surgery to remove a cyst that turned out to be pancreatic cancer. Treatment including clinical trials keeps the cancer from returning.

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