New Guidelines on the Use of Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
New clinical guidelines from the American Society for Radiation Oncology will help clarify the best uses of radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Looking Back at the Year in Research: 2019
Research highlights of 2019 include: approval of a PARP inhibitor, artificial intelligence to diagnose pancreatic cysts, and updated radiation guidelines.
Precision Radiotherapy to Make Pancreatic Tumors Removable
A clinical trial tests a precision radiation technique called intensity-modulated radiation therapy against locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
A Second Opinion Leads to a New Treatment Plan
Brad Kerr changed his pancreatic cancer treatment plan after getting a second opinion, and had neoadjuvant chemotherapy before his Whipple.
Comparing Two Types of Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Tumors that Cannot Be Surgically Removed
Researchers are comparing standard radiotherapy treatment with a newer type of radiation that uses heavy ions, for nonsurgical pancreatic cancer patients.
New Study Combines Checkpoint Inhibitors with Radiation Therapy to Boost Immune Response
Dr. Theodore Hong combines checkpoint inhibitors–a type of immunotherapy–with radiation to boost the immune system in pancreatic cancer treatment.
No Warning Before My Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis
Retired wrestling coach Cliff Ramos approached his chemotherapy and Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer like he was still coaching.
Twice Facing Pancreatic Cancer
Steven Lewis has faced down pancreatic cancer twice–first with a Whipple, chemo and radiation; then with liver surgery for metastasis.
Younger Brother’s Pancreatic Cancer Leads to Regular Screening for his Oldest Brother
When Scott Nelson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, oldest brother Steve began regular screening, which lead to his early diagnosis.
Relocating For Pancreatic Cancer Treatment and a Clinical Trial
Rachel Moreno knew she would need help during treatment but moving in with her son also gave her access to a clinical trial.
Long-Term Survival After Grueling Radiation Treatment
Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Steven Yedwabnick endured a long protocol of radiation and chemotherapy after a Whipple surgery.
MRI-Guided Radiation: A New Option for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Dr. Parag Parikh and others are using MRI-guided radiation to provide precision radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.
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.