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23 Articles

Martin Abrams, in purple with Survivor on his shirt, surrounded by his team at the 2019 Lustgarten Walk
Survivor Stories
November 23, 2022 • 1 Min

Early Detection Saved My Life

Martin Abrams and his daughter Tova have a family history of pancreatic cancer, so a screening program and early detection are paramount.

Dr. Gobind Anand
Treatments
September 16, 2022 • 4 Min

Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer: Tests to Expect

Dr. Gobind Anand outlines the tests used to diagnose pancreatic cancer and what to expect if the disease is suspected.

pancreatic cancer patient Martin Abrams
Survivor Stories
August 30, 2022 • 3 Min

Family History Matters

After Martin Abrams lost two siblings to pancreatic cancer, he made sure he was screened regularly because of his family history.

Dr. Michael Goggins
Research
August 22, 2022 • 6 Min

Surveillance Improves Outcomes for High-Risk Patients

Dr. Michael Goggins provides results for the CAPS5 pancreatic cancer surveillance and screening study for patients at high risk.

Dr. Conan Kinsey
Research
May 23, 2022 • 5 Min

Liquid Biopsies and the Status of Pancreatic Cancer Screening

Dr. Conan Kinsey discusses the usefulness of liquid biopsies for pancreatic cancer screening and early detection.

Let's Win, Lustgarten Foundation, and AACR logos
Research
April 27, 2022 • 7 Min

2022 AACR Annual Meeting Update

The 2022 AACR meeting featured pancreatic cancer research in artificial intelligence, screening and earlier detection, and vaccines.

orange and purple topped blood vials in a yellow tray
Symptoms
February 9, 2022 • 5 Min

Understanding Who Is at High Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Matthew Yurgelun explains what high risk means for pancreatic cancer, and outlines what you can do if you meet these criteria.

Lab worker holding pipette
Research
July 16, 2021 • 2 Min

Identifying Biomarkers for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

A clinical trial for at-risk people is looking for biomarkers that can indicate pancreatic cancer is growing.

Dr. Brian Wolpin
Symptoms
June 16, 2021 • 6 Min

New-Onset Diabetes Plus Unintentional Weight Loss Emerging as an Important Clue In Earlier Detection

Dr. Brian Wolpin outlines the connection between unintentional weight loss, new-onset diabetes, and pancreatic cancer.

Allyson Ocean, M.D. and Ying-Hsiu Su, Ph.D.
Research
May 7, 2021 • 4 Min

Studying a New Approach for the Liquid Biopsy

Drs. Allyson Ocean and Ying-Hsiu Su lead a liquid biopsy pilot study looking for KRAS proteins in urine, to detect pancreatic cancer.

Green and red microscope
Research
December 30, 2020 • 6 Min

A Year in Review: 2020

In March 2020, life as we knew it changed. The way we work, the way we gather, the way we each live our daily lives all felt upended, seemingly overnight. The global pandemic of COVID-19 affected everything, including cancer care and research. COVID-19 brought new risks to cancer patients, whose immune systems are compromised from […]

Dino Verrelli and Dr. Diane Simeone
Research
May 12, 2020 • 7 Min

Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Dino Verrelli of Project Purple joins with Dr. Diane Simeone on the PRECEDE Consortium to develop earlier detection and new pancreatic cancer treatments.

Pancreatic cancer survivors Scott and Steve Nelson
Survivor Stories
June 6, 2019 • 5 Min

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.

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Research
June 26, 2018 • 2 Min

Early Detection Trial for People at Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Relatives of pancreatic cancer patients or people who carry certain mutations can participate in an early detection clinical trial.

Dr. Anne Marie Lennon
Research
February 14, 2018 • 4 Min

A Simple Blood Test for Early Detection of Eight Cancers Shows Promise

Dr. Anne Marie Lennon explains the CancerSEEK blood test, a liquid biopsy in clinical trials for early detection of eight cancers, including pancreatic.

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