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Dr. Malcolm Bilimoria and pancreatic cancer patient Kenneth Brown
Survivor Stories
April 16, 2019 • 4 Min

Climbing the Pancreatic Cancer Mountain

Kenneth Brown got second and third opinions before he chose a treatment plan that included neoadjuvant chemotherapy and a Whipple procedure.

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Research
January 9, 2019 • 6 Min

Pancreatic Cancer: 2018 Highlights And Looking Forward to 2019

Dr. Allyson Ocean leads an overview of the new treatments and protocol from 2018 as well as what are the next steps in treatment for 2019.

Dr. Alok Khorana
Research
July 31, 2018 • 4 Min

A Combination of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation Shows Promise

Dr. Alok Khorana discusses the results of clinical trials of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation to make surgery more effective.

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Research
June 21, 2018 • 3 Min

Multicenter Trial Focuses on Neoadjuvant Treatment for Borderline Resectable and Locally Advanced Disease

Dr. David Ryan outlines a new trial for pre-surgical pancreatic cancer treatment combining a blood pressure drug, immunotherapy, standard care and SBRT.

Dr. John Chabot
Research
March 12, 2018 • 5 Min

Making Surgery An Option for More Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. John Chabot explains that more pancreatic cancer patients may qualify for surgery if they consult an experience pancreatic surgical team.

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Research
February 27, 2018 • 3 Min

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.

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Research
January 24, 2018 • 2 Min

Chemoradiation Before Tumor Removal to Lessen Possible Post-Surgical Disease

A clinical trial examines the effectiveness of presurgical chemotherapy and radiation in making cancer-free margins after tumor removal.

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Research
December 13, 2017 • 2 Min

Treating Tumors Before Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Can neoadjuvant treatment such as chemoradiation make pancreatic cancer removal surgery more effective? That is the question asked by this clinical trial.

Monads
Treatments
February 17, 2017 • 4 Min

An Update on the Whipple Procedure

Learn more about the latest developments in the Whipple procedure, the surgery most often used to remove pancreatic tumors.

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Treatments
April 16, 2016 • 5 Min

Why You Need This Simple Blood Test at Diagnosis

Measuring the level of the tumor marker CA-19-9 is important in determining which treatment to use for pancreatic cancer patients.

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