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9 Articles

pancreatic cancer patient Michael Florio and his family
Survivor Stories
November 3, 2020 • 6 Min

The Importance of Family and Friends

Michael Florio has been able to count on his family and friends to get him to pancreatic cancer treatment and support him through a Whipple procedure.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Chris Parrish
Survivor Stories
July 16, 2019 • 6 Min

My Journey Through Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

When Chris Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, she searched for a program and treatment plan until she found a place that gave her hope.

A latex-gloved hand doing close lab work
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.

Chemistry test tubes that are capped and filled with yellow and pink liquids, laying flat on a dark blue table
Research
October 20, 2017 • 2 Min

Novel Drug Combination Plus Radiation for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial combines immunotherapy, common treatments, an antiretroviral drug, and SBRT for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Robert Glazier
Survivor Stories
August 25, 2017 • 4 Min

Far More Time than I Originally Expected

After a Whipple procedure, SBRT, and chemotherapy, Robert Glazier is staying informed about treatment options for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreas cross section embedded in paraffin wax, stained blue and purple, 100x magnification.
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.

Four transparent oblong orange pills and five round white pills on an orange background
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.

microscope image of pancreatic cancer--the blue irregular circles on the left--and normal pancreas cells--the smaller circles on the right
Research
June 3, 2016 • 2 Min

Low-Dose Continuous Chemotherapy as Part of a New Combination of Drugs

A clinical trial uses a new immunotherapy drug in combination with standard chemotherapy drugs in metronomic therapy to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer.

lab cylinders, beakers, glass bottles upside down on a drying rack
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.