Taking Chances to Beat Pancreatic Cancer
With a family history of pancreatic cancer, Jay Bozick discovered he carries the BRCA2 mutation, which directed his treatment.
Cherishing the Simple Things
Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.
New Study Aims to Reduce Recurrence Risk for Select Patients
Dr. Kim A. Reiss is leading a study of the PARP inhibitor olaparib to delay or prevent a recurrence of surgically removed pancreatic cancer.
The Butterfly Effect and Living Every Day to My Fullest
Because Helene Avraham-Katz has the BRCA2 mutation, certain chemotherapies work better and she is eligible for specific clinical trials.
BRCA Mutation Determines My Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Chris Treubert started with one type of chemotherapy but when the results of genetic testing showed a BRCA mutation he changed treatment.
A Second Opinion Makes the Difference
Irma Infante refused to give up after a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She went for a second opinion and better treatment options.
Genetic Testing Leads Me to a PARP Inhibitor Trial
Harvey Parker had genetic testing as part of his initial pancreatic cancer treatment. The BRCA2 mutation led him to a PARP inhibitor clinical trial.
My Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial Journey
After starting pancreatic cancer treatment, Davi D’Agostino discovered she has the BRCA2 mutation, which made her eligible for a clinical trial.
Genetic Testing for All Pancreatic Cancer Patients
A study by Dr. Gloria Petersen’s research team has led to an official recommendation that all pancreatic cancer patients get genetic testing.
Combining Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Researchers are combining immunotherapy and targeted therapy in a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients on platinum-based chemotherapy.
PARP Inhibitors for Pancreatic Cancer Maintenance Treatment
Dr. Kim Reiss Binder is leading a clinical trial of maintenance treatment with the PARP inhibitor rucaparib, for patients who carry the BRCA mutation.
Molecular Sequencing Leads to Customized Treatment
When Florida resident Doron Broman was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, his decision to get treated in Boston gave him access a PARP inhibitor for maintenance.
Which Is the Best Screening Method for Pancreatic Cancer?
Dr. Aimee Lucas outlines the pros and cons of various screening methods that can be used for pancreatic cancer, and who should be using them.