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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.

Dr. Jennifer Knox and Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee
Research
March 31, 2022 • 7 Min

New Trial to Find Biomarkers to Guide Treatment

Drs. Jennifer Knox and Elizabeth Jaffee lead the PASS-01 trial using biomarkers and other measures to choose individualized treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Leanne Pierce and family
Survivor Stories
November 29, 2021 • 4 Min

A Second Opinion Leads to Hope for the Future

Leanne Pierce decided to go to a major cancer center for a second opinion after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

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Research
November 22, 2021 • 2 Min

Using Molecular Tumor Profiling to Determine the Best Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A clinical trial looks at whether molecular subtyping of tumors is effective in determining the best pancreatic cancer treatment.

Doctor talking to a patient in a hospital bed
Disease Management
March 5, 2021 • 4 Min

The Pancreatic Standard of Care is No Longer So Standard

Do you want to understand more about how your doctor chooses your treatments? Learn about the standard of care for pancreatic cancer.

Tumor Board Tuesday logo and Twitter icon
Research
February 1, 2021 • 4 Min

Tweeting About Tumors and How Best to Provide Care

Dr. Michael Pishvaian launches #TumorBoardTuesday, a continuing medical education Twitter chat, to discuss patient treatments for GI cancers.

Lola Rahib, Ph.D.
Disease Management
January 29, 2021 • 8 Min

Cancer Commons: Democratizing Cancer Care

Do you need a different treatment for your pancreatic cancer? Lola Rahib explains how Cancer Commons Virtual Tumor Board works for patients.

Noelle LoConte, MD
Research
January 13, 2021 • 5 Min

Finding More Targets for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Noelle LoConte discusses a clinical trial for cancer patients, including pancreatic cancer patients, that have an NRG1 gene fusion.

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Treatments
December 21, 2020 • 5 Min

This Versus That: Words to Know

Confused about some of the similar-sounding terms you are hearing during pancreatic cancer treatment? Our list of words to know can help.

Pancreatic cancer patient Chris Joseph
Survivor Stories
November 16, 2020 • 4 Min

Practicing Gratitude Every Day

The best thing Chris Joseph ever did was change oncologists. His new doctor did genetic testing on Chris’s tumor, for better treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Gina Harrison and her grandsons
Survivor Stories
August 18, 2020 • 4 Min

The Value of Molecular Profiling and Genetic Testing

Gina Harrison underwent molecular profiling of her pancreatic tumor, which led her to a clinical trial. Genetic testing showed her BRCA1 mutation was random.

PanCAN CSO Lynn Matrisian
Research
April 3, 2020 • 5 Min

Tumor Biology Matters

Dr. Lynn Matrisian of PanCAN, explains that molecular profiling of a pancreatic cancer patient’s tumor can show which treatment will work best.

Dr. E. Gabriela Chiorean
Treatments
December 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Chemotherapy: A Key Player in the Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Gabriela Chiorean explains the different types of chemotherapy typically used to treat pancreatic cancer, and how they work.

pancreatic cancer patient Colin Gabriel
Survivor Stories
October 14, 2019 • 5 Min

Learning to Guide My Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

The more Colin Gabriel learned about pancreatic cancer, the more he realized he needed to guide his treatment, rather than go where his HMO recommended.

pancreatic cancer patient Rick Baker and his wife Shelley
Survivor Stories
May 10, 2019 • 5 Min

Molecular Profiling Leads to Non-Standard Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

With stage IV pancreatic cancer, Rick Baker got molecular profiling which helped direct his different treatments, including clinical trials.

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