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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.

Pancreatic cancer patient Sharon Rockmaker and her kids
Survivor Stories
August 17, 2022 • 6 Min

Going Outside Standard Protocol Changed Everything

Sharon Rockmaker was determined to have a Whipple procedure despite having stage IV pancreatic cancer, and she finally did.

Shawnee Daniels Sykes
Survivor Stories
August 4, 2022 • 4 Min

A Changing Treatment Plan

Shawnee Daniels-Sykes and her doctors have been changing her treatment plan to match her stage IV pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Michael Chuong
Research
June 30, 2022 • 6 Min

Ablative SMART Radiotherapy Could Be Beneficial for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Michael Chuong explains the advantages of radiation treatment with an MRI-guided system for pancreatic cancer patients.

Pancreatic cancer patient Dean Jackson and family
Survivor Stories
June 14, 2022 • 5 Min

Go Live Your Life

After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Dean Jackson took his treatment of chemotherapy, radiation, and a Whipple procedure step by step.

pancreatic cancer patient Ira Sharp
Survivor Stories
June 1, 2022 • 5 Min

The Benefit of Multiple Clinical Trials

Dr. Ira Sharp knew that his best bet for surviving pancreatic cancer was to look for clinical trials as part of his treatment.

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Research
May 26, 2022 • 3 Min

Chemotherapy-Radiation Combination for Pancreatic Cancer in the Liver

Can targeted radiation disrupt tumor growth in the liver of advanced pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA2 and PALB2 mutations?

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patient Robert Girdwain and his wife
Survivor Stories
April 22, 2022 • 5 Min

Facing Ongoing Treatment for PNET

Robert Girdwain faces ongoing treatment for his PNET (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor) but relies on his faith to see him through.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Elizabeth O'Connor and her family
Survivor Stories
April 11, 2022 • 6 Min

Cherishing the Simple Things

Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.

ASCO GI and LW 2022
Research
January 27, 2022 • 6 Min

A Report from ASCO GI 2022

Clinical trials were reported on at ASCO GI 2022, as well as reports on COVID, virtual tumor boards, and racial disparities in treatment.

Susan Wells and friend
Survivor Stories
January 24, 2022 • 11 Min

Family, Friends, Hope, Strength, and Prayer

Susan Wells had chemotherapy but her treatment took a detour into more chemo and a clinical trial before she had a Whipple procedure.

Kim Reiss Binder
Research
January 12, 2022 • 5 Min

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.

pancreatic cancer patient Laura Metzger and family
Survivor Stories
December 23, 2021 • 6 Min

Learning to Recognize the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Laura Metzger had many different symptoms of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer but no one put the picture together for years.

pancreatic cancer patient Rita Krueger, her husband and dog
Survivor Stories
November 1, 2021 • 4 Min

Choosing the Right Doctor

Rita Krueger made an important decision that changed her pancreatic cancer treatment when she got a second opinion.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Helene Avraham-Katz and her family
Survivor Stories
September 23, 2021 • 5 Min

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.