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Pancreatic cancer patient Samuel Chi and his family in the mountains
Survivor Stories
December 14, 2016 • 5 Min

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.

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Survivor Stories
August 2, 2016 • 3 Min

Currently in the Fight, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

A woman’s treatment for non-operable pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering includes FOLFIRINOX and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

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Research
July 28, 2016 • 6 Min

Novel Drug Therapy Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells by Reducing Levels of Antioxidants

New research finds that reducing antioxidants can help kill pancreatic cancer cells, suggesting a new direction for treatment.

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Research
May 23, 2016 • 5 Min

A Liquid Biopsy for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Bert Vogelstein and his team at Johns Hopkins are working with a blood test called a liquid biopsy, which tests cells for mutations related to cancer.

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Research
April 15, 2016 • 3 Min

Could There Be a Cure in Vitamin C?

Vitamin C has been found to kill cancer cells that carry the KRAS mutation. This mutation is common in pancreatic and colorectal cancers.