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.
Molecular Sequencing Leads to Customized Treatment
When Florida resident Doron Broman was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, his decision to get treated in Boston gave him access a PARP inhibitor for maintenance.
Picking the Right Team
Brigitte Régnier found a treatment team that was using an unusual approach of giving chemoradiation before surgery for pancreatic cancer.
A Potential Role for PARP Inhibitors in Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Michael Pishvaian leads research into the possible role of PARP inhibitors in treating pancreatic cancer patients with certain genetic mutations.
Precision Medicine from the Get-Go for Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Ben George and colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin are using molecular profiling to determine the best chemotherapy for a patient’s pancreatic cancer.
Chemotherapy to Survive; Fitness to Thrive
Mike Levine switched oncologists to find chemotherapy that works on his pancreatic cancer. After that he was able to compete in the Ironman Triathlon.
Taking Nothing For Granted
After Whipple surgery and chemoradiation, Susan Zbacnik had molecular profiling, genetic testing, and joined an Immunotherapy clinical trial.
An Immunotherapy Game Changer
Immunotherapy with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is approved for use in cancer patients with certain genetic defects in their tumors.
I Have Pancreatic Cancer; It Does Not Have Me
Bill Shrieves was ready to start a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer when it was found to have spread. He was successfully treated with FOLFIRINOX.
Working With your Doctor to Find Clinical Trials
Oncologist Dr. Kim A. Reiss explains the importance of clinical trials and family history of cancer when choosing a treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Patient-Focused Research to Better Understand Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Diane Simeone stresses the importance of research and clinical trials to get better results for pancreatic cancer patients.
Precision Promise Places Patients at Center of Research
Dr. Diane Simeone explains the different approach to pancreatic cancer clinical trials taken by the Precision Promise program.