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long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Elizabeth O'Connor and her family
Survivor Stories
April 11, 2022 • 6 Min

Cherishing the Simple Things

Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.

pancreatic cancer patient Michael Florio and his family
Survivor Stories
November 3, 2020 • 6 Min

The Importance of Family and Friends

Michael Florio has been able to count on his family and friends to get him to pancreatic cancer treatment and support him through a Whipple procedure.

Four transparent oblong orange pills and five round white pills on an orange background
Research
October 31, 2016 • 2 Min

Using a Vitamin to Make Low-Dose Chemotherapy More Effective

A clinical trial compares the effectiveness of low-dose continuous chemotherapy with and without high doses of vitamin C.

Pancreatic cancer patient Kim Vernick and her dog
Survivor Stories
July 18, 2016 • 3 Min

The Alien Inside Me

Kim Vernick details the clinical trial and surgery used to treat her pancreatic cancer. When the cancer returns she explains the treatment she got.

microscope image of pancreatic cancer--the blue irregular circles on the left--and normal pancreas cells--the smaller circles on the right
Research
June 3, 2016 • 2 Min

Low-Dose Continuous Chemotherapy as Part of a New Combination of Drugs

A clinical trial uses a new immunotherapy drug in combination with standard chemotherapy drugs in metronomic therapy to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer.