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Research
March 5, 2019 • 2 Min

Targeting Cancer-Associated Wasting With Experimental Immunotherapy

Wasting, or cachexia, is the focus of a clinical trial testing a cachexia immunotherapy treatment combined with standard pancreatic cancer treatment.

Pancreatic microbiome
Research
February 15, 2019 • 4 Min

Pancreatic Microbiome May Hold the Key To Better Treatment

Dr. Deirdre Cohen’s research into the pancreatic microbiome has found that gut bacteria may directly influence the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Roy Vinke in the snow
Survivor Stories
February 12, 2019 • 4 Min

Genomic Profiling of my Pancreatic Cancer Gave me a New Lease on Life

When standard treatment did not work for Roy Vinke, he had genomic profiling done. A mutation was found, changing his treatment plan.

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Research
January 14, 2019 • 2 Min

Combining Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are combining immunotherapy and targeted therapy in a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients on platinum-based chemotherapy.

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Research
January 9, 2019 • 6 Min

Pancreatic Cancer: 2018 Highlights And Looking Forward to 2019

Dr. Allyson Ocean leads an overview of the new treatments and protocol from 2018 as well as what are the next steps in treatment for 2019.

Deirdre Cohen
Research
December 17, 2018 • 4 Min

Aiming to Improve Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Deirdre Cohen discusses clinical trials that aim to improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer patient Rob Babcock, holding his granddaughter, and surrounded by his family
Survivor Stories
November 9, 2018 • 7 Min

Life With Pancreatic Cancer and on Clinical Trials

After a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, former basketball coach and GM Rob Babcock realized his best chance was with clinical trials.

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Research
November 6, 2018 • 2 Min

Immunotherapy Combination Plus Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing two monoclonal antibodies approved to treat melanoma plus radiation as a treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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Research
October 16, 2018 • 2 Min

Finding a Safe Dose of a New Drug for Some Types of Solid Tumors

LMB-100 is a lab-created protein that targets mesothelin. It is being tested against pancreatic cancer and other solid tumors in a clinical trial.

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Research
September 21, 2018 • 2 Min

Personalized Immunotherapy Vaccine for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are creating a personalized vaccine to stimulate a pancreatic cancer patient’s immune system after surgery and chemotherapy.

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.

Mary Gillam and her husband and three children standing in front of a Christmas tree.
Survivor Stories
August 21, 2018 • 6 Min

I Have So Much to Live For

Mary Gillam knew that she had to fight after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She traveled to where she would get the best treatment and a clinical trial.

Randall Swan
Survivor Stories
August 8, 2018 • 6 Min

Before And After: My Pancreatic Cancer

Randall Swan did his homework on the best treatments and clinical trial options in order to do battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Research
August 3, 2018 • 2 Min

Targeting Tumor Proteins Specific to Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A clinical trial tests the safety and effectiveness of tumor-associated antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, which target specific tumor proteins.

Dr. Paul Silverstein, pancreatic cancer patients
Survivor Stories
June 13, 2018 • 7 Min

Aiming to be More than a Statistic

Dr. Paul Silverstein knew that he needed genomic testing, immunotherapy, and a clinical trial in his battle with pancreatic cancer.