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Dr. Jennifer Knox and Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee
Research
March 31, 2022 • 7 Min

New Trial to Find Biomarkers to Guide Treatment

Drs. Jennifer Knox and Elizabeth Jaffee lead the PASS-01 trial using biomarkers and other measures to choose individualized treatment.

Lola Rahib and Patrick van der Valk
Research
March 8, 2022 • 4 Min

Cancer Commons and xCures Hope to Use Real-World Data to Improve Care

Lola Rahib and Patrick van der Valk explain how Cancer Commons and xCures are using real-world data to improve care for future patients.

microscope on a blue background
Research
December 29, 2021 • 8 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Science—2021 in Review

As the year winds down Let’s Win provides an overall look at the highlights of 2021 in pancreatic cancer science.

Gehan Botrus
Research
July 26, 2021 • 5 Min

Finding More Clues about Circulating Tumor DNA

Researcher Dr. Gehan Botrus looks at circulating tumor DNA for genetic information on a patient’s pancreatic cancer to personalize treatment.

Green and red microscope
Research
December 30, 2020 • 6 Min

A Year in Review: 2020

In March 2020, life as we knew it changed. The way we work, the way we gather, the way we each live our daily lives all felt upended, seemingly overnight. The global pandemic of COVID-19 affected everything, including cancer care and research. COVID-19 brought new risks to cancer patients, whose immune systems are compromised from […]

Dr. Vincent Picozzi
Research
November 11, 2020 • 5 Min

Multi-Site Precision Promise Study Opens

Dr. Vincent Picozzi explains how Precision Promise clinical trial will use a personalized approach for pancreatic cancer patients.

Dr. Jennifer Knox
Research
July 15, 2020 • 6 Min

Canadian Study NeoPancONE Focuses on Biomarker Validation

Dr. Jennifer Knox is leading the NeoPancONE trial for a biomarker that indicates which patients will respond better to certain chemotherapy before surgery.

Dr. Andrea Califano
Research
January 31, 2020 • 7 Min

Taking a Systems Biology Approach to Find a New Pancreatic Cancer Target

Dr. Andrea Califano is using systems biology and cell regulators to find new targets in the search for ways to stop pancreatic cancer cells.

Dr. David Chang
Research
July 8, 2019 • 5 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Patients in the UK Benefit From Unique Precision Medicine Project

Dr. David Chang explains the Precision Panc initiative, a program through the UK’s NHS that helps pancreatic cancer patients find treatments.

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.

Doron Broman, center left, surrounded by others includ Dr. Kimmie Ng on the far right.
Survivor Stories
October 23, 2018 • 2 Min

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.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Laurie MacCaskill surrounded by purple and white balloons
Survivor Stories
June 18, 2018 • 4 Min

Embracing Optimism

Laurie MacCaskill is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. She followed a personalized treatment plan, and focused her energy on remaining optimistic.

organoid under the microscope
Research
May 25, 2018 • 4 Min

The Promise of Organoids

Dr. Brian Wolpin explains how organoids are being used to develop personalized treatment for pancreatic cancer patients.

Petri dishes
Research
July 3, 2017 • 3 Min

Predicting Effective Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Kenneth Yu is leading a clinical trial that looks at a pancreatic cancer patient’s pharmacogenomic profile, to see which chemotherapy works better.

Photo collage of Anne Glauber and her adult children, Prevention magazine logo in green, and faded text of Anne's story
News
October 14, 2016 • 5 Min

This Is What It’s Like To Live With Pancreatic Cancer

Anne Glauber recounts her treatment for pancreatic cancer for Prevention magazine and offers insights on embracing each day and living it to its fullest.

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