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Research
May 15, 2024 • 2 Min

A New Triple Combination for Tumors with BRCA1/2 or PALB2 Mutations

A clinical trial is comparing a two-drug combination with a three-drug combination to see which works better for genetic mutations.

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Research
April 19, 2024 • 2 Min

Using Ultrasound to Enhance the Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

A clinical trial combines ultrasound with a microbubble contrast agent to make chemotherapy more effective.

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Research
March 25, 2024 • 3 Min

Leveraging Nanoparticle Technology for Paclitaxel Delivery in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Allyson Ocean explains why nanoparticle delivery technology for getting paclitaxel to the tumor could be advantageous for patients.

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Research
February 28, 2024 • 1 Min

Enhancing Standard Chemotherapy in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a new kinase inhibitor as a way to make standard chemotherapy more effective against advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Research
February 1, 2024 • 2 Min

A New Immunotherapy Drug to Make Chemotherapy More Effective for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a new immunotherapy drug to make standard chemotherapy more effective for metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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Research
January 2, 2024 • 5 Min

Progress and Promise—Research in 2023

What advances were made in 2023 for pancreatic cancer treatments? Where is research headed in the coming year?

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Clinical Trials
November 7, 2023 • 2 Min

A New Approach to Immunotherapy for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Will a new type of immunotherapy help prevent tumors from developing resistance to chemotherapy? Research is underway.

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Disease Management
August 4, 2023 • 3 Min

Using Ice to Prevent Neuropathy

Neuropathy–tingling or numbness in your extremities–is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Learn more about the role of ice in preventing neuropathy.

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Research
June 30, 2023 • 5 Min

ASCO 2023: Pancreatic Cancer Research Update

The pancreatic cancer research reports from ASCO 2023 focused on different chemotherapy combinations, including immunotherapy.

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Research
May 26, 2023 • 2 Min

Adapting Chemotherapy Regimens for a Better Pancreatic Cancer Outcome

Researchers are comparing chemotherapy regimens for effectiveness before surgery, and whether switching treatments makes a difference.

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Research
March 21, 2023 • 5 Min

More Research Needed For Neuropathy

Dr. Allyson Ocean discusses the use of glutamine to ease the neuropathy caused by chemotherapy drugs for pancreatic cancer.

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Research
January 19, 2023 • 2 Min

Targeting the Oxidation Pathway to Treat Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a new drug that targets the oxidation pathway in order to make standard chemotherapy more effective for stage IV pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab
Research
December 16, 2022 • 4 Min

NAPOLI-3 Trial Meets Primary Endpoint in Metastatic Disease

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab explains the early positive results from the NAPOLI-3 clinical trial, testing the NALIRIFOX combination.

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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.