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Research
April 6, 2022 • 2 Min

Testing a Thyroid Cancer Drug to Treat Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Researchers are testing a thyroid drug to see if it is effective against pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, among other cancers.

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Research
August 26, 2020 • 1 Min

Testing a New Approach to Treating Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists are testing a new drug that is an antagonist of stress hormone receptors, in combination with nab-paclitaxel, for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Daniel Holzwanger
Research
June 19, 2020 • 5 Min

DIRECT Study Focuses on NanoKnife Technology

Dr. Daniel Holzwanger is part of the NanoKnife irreversible electroporation (IRE) study for stage III pancreatic cancer patients.

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Research
May 15, 2020 • 2 Min

Targeted Therapy to Inhibit Connective Tissue Growth in Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are testing a new antibody, a type of targeted therapy, in combination with standard treatment for pancreatic cancer in a phase III trial.

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Research
February 5, 2020 • 2 Min

Testing Techniques to Remove Stray Pancreatic Cancer Cells After Surgery

Researchers are studying whether peritoneal washing after pancreatic cancer surgery decreases recurrence of the cancer by removing stray cancer cells.

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Research
September 26, 2019 • 2 Min

Comparing Treatment Delivery Methods for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial compares intravenous chemotherapy delivery with intra-arterial chemotherapy to see which is more effective for pancreatic cancer.

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Research
June 14, 2019 • 2 Min

Testing a New Drug to Attack Pancreatic Tumor Blood Vessels

A clinical trial is testing a new drug combination that damages the tumor blood vessels and allows chemotherapy drugs to enter the tumor.

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Research
May 20, 2019 • 2 Min

A New Drug to Target Cancer Cell Enzymes

Researchers are testing a drug that targets the enzymes that help generate energy for cell division, to disrupt pancreatic cancer cell multiplication.

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Research
December 12, 2018 • 2 Min

Electric Fields to Enhance Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapy

A clinical trial uses electric fields to help slow the growth of tumor cells, In a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients.

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Research
December 29, 2017 • 2 Min

Electrical Current to Help Relieve Jaundice

A clinical trial uses electrical current, in the form of radiofrequency ablation, to test the best technique for keeping a stent open to relieve jaundice.

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Research
September 5, 2017 • 4 Min

New Cancer Stem Cell Pathway Drug May Change Standard of Care

Dr. Tanios Bekii-Saab is testing a new drug that works on pancreatic cancer stem cells to make chemotherapy more effective.

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Research
July 24, 2017 • 2 Min

Trying a New Type of Treatment to Stop Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers test the chemotherapy combination of AM0010 and FOLFOX as a second-line therapy for people with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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Research
June 15, 2017 • 2 Min

Adding a New Drug to Standard Treatment for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial tests the effectiveness of napabucasin, a drug that affects the signaling pathways of cancer stem cells.

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Research
December 22, 2016 • 2 Min

A New Approach to Treating Some Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A clinical trial uses PEGPH20, a synthetic form of a human enzyme, to make treatment more effective in pancreatic cancer patients with high tumor pressure.

Pancreatic cancer patient Richard Valdes
Survivor Stories
October 26, 2016 • 4 Min

Buying Time for Another Clinical Trial

Richard Valdes has alternated standard pancreatic cancer treatments with clinical trials of immunotherapy and a pancreatic vaccine during his treatment.

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