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Micrograph of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma showing cells in pink and dark purple with white spaces between.
Research
August 31, 2016 • 2 Min

A New Chemotherapy and Radiation Regimen to Shrink Tumors Before Surgery

Researchers are testing a new combination of chemotherapies and radiation to shrink pancreatic cancer tumors and make surgical removal possible.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Judith Zitiello
Survivor Stories
August 26, 2016 • 2 Min

Making a Risky Choice

Judith Zitiello’s pancreatic cancer was wrapped around the hepatic artery, but she chose the laparoscopic Whipple procedure instead of chemotherapy alone.

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Survivor Stories
August 2, 2016 • 3 Min

Currently in the Fight, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

A woman’s treatment for non-operable pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering includes FOLFIRINOX and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Close up photo of microscope lenses over a slide
Research
July 28, 2016 • 6 Min

Novel Drug Therapy Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells by Reducing Levels of Antioxidants

New research finds that reducing antioxidants can help kill pancreatic cancer cells, suggesting a new direction for treatment.

Pancreatic cancer patient Kim Vernick and her dog
Survivor Stories
July 18, 2016 • 3 Min

The Alien Inside Me

Kim Vernick details the clinical trial and surgery used to treat her pancreatic cancer. When the cancer returns she explains the treatment she got.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Cindy Lopez
Survivor Stories
July 5, 2016 • 3 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Can Mimic Other Health Problems

Cindy Lopez thought she had back problems, but she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation shrunk the tumor for surgery.

Dr. Nicholas Nissen and pancreatic cancer patient Larry Clark
Survivor Stories
June 17, 2016 • 3 Min

When You Embrace the Enemy, It Changes Everything

Larry Clark describes how pancreatic cancer changed his retirement. He has pursued clinical trials as he faces recurring pancreatic cancer.

Mcrofuge tubes with writing on the caps, sitting in an orange rack
Research
April 18, 2016 • 5 Min

Putting the Immune System on the Offensive

A discussion of immunology in cancer treatment, focusing on the work of Elizabeth Jaffe, M.D., and her cancer vaccine and checkpoint inhibitors.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Dr. Sharon Seibel
Survivor Stories
April 3, 2016 • 4 Min

My BRCA2 Mutation Turned Out to Be Both the Curse and the Cure

Sharon Seibel knew she had the BRCA2 mutation but was unaware of the link to pancreatic cancer. Her chemotherapy was one for BRCA carriers.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Howard Ebert and his family
Survivor Stories
April 2, 2016 • 2 Min

A 10-Year Survivor’s Story

Howard Ebert, a 10-year survivor of pancreatic cancer, describes his treatment. He underwent surgery and then chemotherapy and radiation.