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Research
October 4, 2022 • 2 Min

More Effective Radiotherapy for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Researchers are testing a drug that penetrates the stroma, to make radiotherapy work better for advanced pancreatic cancer patients.

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Research
July 19, 2022 • 2 Min

Four-Drug Combination Tested in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial is testing a drug combination including a drug used for erectile dysfunction, a new drug, and two immunotherapy drugs.

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Research
March 11, 2022 • 2 Min

Testing an Approved Drug for a Specific Mutation

Researchers are testing a drug combination for melanoma in pancreatic cancer patients with a BRAF genetic mutation.

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Survivor Stories
February 17, 2021 • 3 Min

Time and Hope

Rose farmer Michael Francis wanted more time with his family, so he joined a clinical trial to treat his stage III pancreatic cancer.

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Research
September 22, 2020 • 2 Min

Safety and Effectiveness of a New Drug for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing dose safety and effectiveness of a new drug for pancreatic cancer, in combination with gemcitabine.

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Research
July 31, 2020 • 3 Min

Standard Chemotherapy Plus Novel Drugs for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

This trial tests the effectiveness of three different novel drugs, including immunotherapy, added to standard treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Research
June 11, 2020 • 3 Min

Chemotherapy Plus Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers want to know if irreversible electroporation (IRE) makes it easier for chemotherapy to reach pancreatic cancer cells.

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Research
March 26, 2020 • 2 Min

Combining Two Drugs with Different Approaches to Enhance Treatment

A clinical trial combines epigenetic therapy and immunotherapy to make immunotherapy more effective for patients with pancreatic and bile duct cancers.

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Research
January 10, 2020 • 2 Min

Drug Combination to Combat Pancreatic and other Gastrointestinal Cancers

Researchers are testing a drug combination of TAS-102, an approved drug for colorectal cancer, and nanoliposomal irinotecan, on gastrointestinal cancers.

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Research
July 11, 2019 • 2 Min

Immunotherapy to Attack a Common Pancreatic Cancer Mutation

Researchers are testing a type of immunotherapy to attack a variant of the KRAS mutation; KRAS mutations occur in almost all pancreatic cancers.

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Research
April 24, 2019 • 2 Min

Immunotherapy for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer and Other Solid Tumors

Researchers are testing the use of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, a type of immunotherapy, against advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Research
March 29, 2019 • 2 Min

Immunotherapy to Enhance Standard Chemotherapy for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing an immunotherapy drug approved for other advanced cancers for effectiveness against pancreatic cancer.

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Research
February 7, 2019 • 2 Min

Testing a Different Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A drug that is epigenetic therapy, which alters how DNA behaves, is being tested in a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Richard Blish and his wife Marian at their wedding
Survivor Stories
December 7, 2018 • 3 Min

The Positive Impact of a Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial

Richard Blish was a healthy, athletic 67-year-old when he developed symptoms of pancreatic cancer. His daughter steered him to a clinical trial for treatment.

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Research
November 6, 2018 • 2 Min

Immunotherapy Combination Plus Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing two monoclonal antibodies approved to treat melanoma plus radiation as a treatment for pancreatic cancer.