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Symptoms
February 9, 2022 • 5 Min

Understanding Who Is at High Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Matthew Yurgelun explains what high risk means for pancreatic cancer, and outlines what you can do if you meet these criteria.

Gastroenterologist Dr. Venkata Akshintala
Symptoms
September 20, 2021 • 4 Min

Precursors to Pancreatic Cancer: Are There Any Signs to Watch Out For?

Dr. Venkata Akshintala outlines some of the precursors to pancreatic cancer that people should look out for.

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Research
July 16, 2021 • 2 Min

Identifying Biomarkers for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial for at-risk people is looking for biomarkers that can indicate pancreatic cancer is growing.

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Research
July 8, 2021 • 2 Min

Reducing Pancreatic Cancer Risk Through Chemoprevention

Dr. Peter Allen leads a clinical trial of chemoprevention–the use of a medication to prevent IPMNs from developing into pancreatic cancer.

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Research
December 23, 2019 • 5 Min

Looking Back at the Year in Research: 2019

Research highlights of 2019 include: approval of a PARP inhibitor, artificial intelligence to diagnose pancreatic cysts, and updated radiation guidelines.

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Research
October 22, 2019 • 2 Min

Searching for Potential Pancreatic Cancer Blood Biomarkers

Researchers are using blood samples to follow people considered at risk for developing pancreatic cancer in a trial looking for early detection biomarkers.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Margie Goldsmith
Survivor Stories
September 5, 2019 • 6 Min

Kicking Pancreatic Cancer’s Butt

When Margie Goldsmith was diagnosed with an IPMN she made it her goal to beat that pancreatic cancer. It took two more tries but she did it.

Fishman Elliot
Research
August 13, 2018 • 5 Min

Man + Machine: Using Deep Learning for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Elliot Fishman is part of a team that is using artificial intelligence, or deep learning to develop techniques for early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Low magnification micrograph of a benign mucinous tumour of the pancreas, also benign pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm, stained pink
Symptoms
June 8, 2018 • 4 Min

What You Should Know About Pancreatic Cysts

Dr. V. Raman Muthusamy explains the difference between pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancer, and tells you which types of cysts may have cancer potential.

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Treatments
November 1, 2017 • 5 Min

Frequently Asked Questions About Pancreatic Cancer

Have you or someone you love just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? Learn some basic facts about this disease from our FAQ.

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Research
February 6, 2017 • 5 Min

Developing a Screening Test for Pancreatic Cancer

One focus of research for Dr. Anirban Maitra is to develop a simple screening test for pancreatic cancer, to provide an earlier diagnosis of the disease.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Lora Kelly and her husband
Survivor Stories
December 1, 2016 • 3 Min

An Unexpected Diagnosis After Surgery

Lora Kelly had surgery to remove a cyst that turned out to be pancreatic cancer. Treatment including clinical trials keeps the cancer from returning.

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Symptoms
July 8, 2016 • 4 Min

Understanding a Family’s Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

A tumor registry studies the genetics of pancreatic cancer to determine risk factors for families.