Chemo and SBRT for Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer
For inoperable pancreatic cancer, researchers are comparing mFOLFIRINOX and SBRT with gemcitabine-based treatment regimens.
The Importance of a Good Treatment Team
Wayne Mullis credits his treatment team with choosing the best pancreatic cancer treatment for him and for helping him through treatment.
You Only Have One Life to Live
Tom Stachler traveled from his home in Michigan to an expert surgeon in Wisconsin to have Whipple surgery for his pancreatic cancer.
Standard Chemotherapy Plus Novel Drugs for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
This trial tests the effectiveness of three different novel drugs, including immunotherapy, added to standard treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.
Testing Treatment Combinations to Make Surgery More Effective
Can losartan (a high blood pressure drug) and immunotherapy combined with standard chemotherapy and radiation be an effective combination against pancreatic cancer?
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.
Molecular Profiling Leads to Non-Standard Pancreatic Cancer Treatments
With stage IV pancreatic cancer, Rick Baker got molecular profiling which helped direct his different treatments, including clinical trials.
A Charley Horse Led to Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Discovery
Mark Head thought he had a Charley horse, but it turned out to be a more serious deep vein thrombosis. A scan for the source found a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.
Failure is Not an Option
Christine Shaffer underwent chemotherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy to shrink her tumor for surgery. She says failure is not an option.
Before And After: My Pancreatic Cancer
Randall Swan did his homework on the best treatments and clinical trial options in order to do battle with pancreatic cancer.
Multicenter Trial Focuses on Neoadjuvant Treatment for Borderline Resectable and Locally Advanced Disease
Dr. David Ryan outlines a new trial for pre-surgical pancreatic cancer treatment combining a blood pressure drug, immunotherapy, standard care and SBRT.
Finding the Best Dose of Radiation and an Experimental Drug
A clinical trial looks for the best dose of an experimental drug to combat the mouth sores that are a side effect of stereotactic body radiation therapy.