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Shawnee Daniels Sykes
Survivor Stories
August 4, 2022 • 4 Min

A Changing Treatment Plan

Shawnee Daniels-Sykes and her doctors have been changing her treatment plan to match her stage IV pancreatic cancer.

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Research
January 10, 2020 • 2 Min

Drug Combination to Combat Pancreatic and other Gastrointestinal Cancers

Researchers are testing a drug combination of TAS-102, an approved drug for colorectal cancer, and nanoliposomal irinotecan, on gastrointestinal cancers.

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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.

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Research
January 16, 2017 • 2 Min

Comparing a Standard Chemotherapy With and Without a PARP Inhibitor

A clinical trial compares standard chemotherapy with and without the addition of a PARP inihibitor, for patients whose pancreatic cancer is spreading again.

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Research
October 31, 2016 • 2 Min

Using a Vitamin to Make Low-Dose Chemotherapy More Effective

A clinical trial compares the effectiveness of low-dose continuous chemotherapy with and without high doses of vitamin C.

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Research
April 17, 2016 • 3 Min

Drug Onivyde Gives New Hope to Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Onivyde (injectable irinotecan), combined with fluorouracil and leucovorin, has been approved as a second-line treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.