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Pancreatic cancer patient Rod Devlin at Purple Stride
Survivor Stories
November 30, 2022 • 6 Min

Being Persistent Led to my Cancer Diagnosis

Rod Devlin wasn’t getting an answer to his pain but he was persistent until he finally found a doctor that would give him a scan.

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Research
August 12, 2022 • 2 Min

Hypertension Drug as Part of First-Line Treatment for Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing if the addition of a hypertension drug to standard treatment will be more effective for advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Research
December 20, 2021 • 2 Min

Evaluating Different Immunotherapy Combinations

A platform clinical trial evaluates immunotherapy combinations with standard of care treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Wungki Park, M.D.
Research
December 15, 2021 • 3 Min

Claudin May Be the Next Big Target in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Wungki Park leads a trial that uses a monoclonal antibody to target a protein that is common in pancreatic cancer.

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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.

pancreatic cancer patient Rita Krueger, her husband and dog
Survivor Stories
November 1, 2021 • 4 Min

Choosing the Right Doctor

Rita Krueger made an important decision that changed her pancreatic cancer treatment when she got a second opinion.

Gehan Botrus
Research
July 26, 2021 • 5 Min

Finding More Clues about Circulating Tumor DNA

Researcher Dr. Gehan Botrus looks at circulating tumor DNA for genetic information on a patient’s pancreatic cancer to personalize treatment.

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Survivor Stories
July 21, 2021 • 2 Min

The Importance of a Good Treatment Team

Wayne Mullis credits his treatment team with choosing the best pancreatic cancer treatment for him and for helping him through treatment.

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab
Research
June 3, 2021 • 4 Min

Disappointing Results of a Phase II Trial Using Angiogenesis Inhibitor

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab reports on the disappointing results of a trial combining an angiogenesis inhibitor and mFOLFIRINOX.

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Research
May 20, 2021 • 5 Min

Researching More Second-Line Options for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Allyson Ocean explains the concept behind a novel second-line treatment being tested for metastatic pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Michael Francis in a field of roses
Survivor Stories
February 17, 2021 • 3 Min

Time and Hope

Rose farmer Michael Francis wanted more time with his family, so he joined a clinical trial to treat his stage III pancreatic cancer.

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Research
August 26, 2020 • 1 Min

Testing a New Approach to Treating Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists are testing a new drug that is an antagonist of stress hormone receptors, in combination with nab-paclitaxel, for advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Research
July 7, 2020 • 2 Min

Slowing the Spread of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a kinase inhibitor that is used to treat lung diseases, including a type of lung cancer, against pancreatic cancer.

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Research
May 15, 2020 • 2 Min

Targeted Therapy to Inhibit Connective Tissue Growth in Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a new antibody, a type of targeted therapy, in combination with standard treatment for pancreatic cancer in a phase III trial.

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.