Vigilance in Pursuing Symptoms Leads to Early Diagnosis
Jay Buth was very persistent in pursuing the reason for his symptoms. That lead to a diagnosis of early stage pancreatic cancer.
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.
A Changing Treatment Plan
Shawnee Daniels-Sykes and her doctors have been changing her treatment plan to match her stage IV pancreatic cancer.
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.
Go Live Your Life
After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Dean Jackson took his treatment of chemotherapy, radiation, and a Whipple procedure step by step.
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.
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?
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.
Cherishing the Simple Things
Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.