Chemo and SBRT for Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer
For inoperable pancreatic cancer, researchers are comparing mFOLFIRINOX and SBRT with gemcitabine-based treatment regimens.
Cherishing the Simple Things
Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.
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.
New Data Support Preoperative Chemoradiation Regimen for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
Should patients get chemotherapy or chemoradiation before surgery? Dr. Matthew Katz provides an update on the Alliance study.
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.
Genetic Testing Leads Me to a PARP Inhibitor Trial
Harvey Parker had genetic testing as part of his initial pancreatic cancer treatment. The BRCA2 mutation led him to a PARP inhibitor clinical trial.
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.
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?
For Pancreatic Cancer Patients, Pain Control Through Targeted Radiotherapy
Dr. Yaacov Lawrence is using celiac plexus radiotherapy in a clinical trials to target a source of pain for pancreatic cancer patients.
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.