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Pancreatic cancer patient Rod Devlin at Purple Stride
Survivor Stories
November 30, 2022 • 6 Min

Being Persistent Led to my Cancer Diagnosis

Rod Devlin wasn’t getting an answer to his pain but he was persistent until he finally found a doctor that would give him a scan.

Dr. Matthew Katz
Research
August 21, 2022 • 4 Min

Shedding More Light On Neoadjuvant Treatment

Dr. Matthew Katz reviews the study that compared neoadjuvant treatment with FOLFIRINOX versus gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel for resectable pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Susan Tsai
Research
June 6, 2022 • 5 Min

Access and Disparities in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Remain Pervasive Problems

Dr. Susan Tsai discusses her research into the causes of pancreatic cancer surgery and treatment disparities for underserved communities.

distal pancreatectomy diagrams
Treatments
May 13, 2022 • 4 Min

Understanding Distal Pancreatectomy

If your tumor is operable and in the tail you may qualify for a distal pancreatectomy. Learn more about this type of surgery.

pancreatic cancer patient Kevin Moore on his bicycle
Survivor Stories
February 17, 2022 • 5 Min

Endurance Athlete Enduring Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

After a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Dr. Kevin Moore had cytoreductive surgery to remove the metastases in his abdomen.

Kim Reiss Binder
Research
January 12, 2022 • 5 Min

New Study Aims to Reduce Recurrence Risk for Select Patients

Dr. Kim A. Reiss is leading a study of the PARP inhibitor olaparib to delay or prevent a recurrence of surgically removed pancreatic cancer.

PNET patient Jason McMurtrie
Survivor Stories
April 16, 2021 • 2 Min

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Caught By Chance

When Jason McMurtrie found out he had a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor he chose laparoscopic surgery; now he’s back traveling with his wife.

Dr. Matthew Katz
Research
April 6, 2021 • 5 Min

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.

Research
April 5, 2021 • 2 Min

Adaptive Pre-Surgery Therapy for Patients with Localized Pancreatic Cancer

Will a flexible approach to neoadjuvant treatment work better for pancreatic cancer patients with tumors that can be removed surgically?

Doctor talking to a patient in a hospital bed
Disease Management
March 5, 2021 • 4 Min

The Pancreatic Standard of Care is No Longer So Standard

Do you want to understand more about how your doctor chooses your treatments? Learn about the standard of care for pancreatic cancer.

DNA scan of rainbow colors on a royal blue background
Research
January 5, 2021 • 1 Min

Comparing Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Before and After Surgery

Is chemotherapy before and after pancreatic cancer surgery more effective than just chemotherapy after surgery?

Dr. Jennifer Knox
Research
July 15, 2020 • 6 Min

Canadian Study NeoPancONE Focuses on Biomarker Validation

Dr. Jennifer Knox is leading the NeoPancONE trial for a biomarker that indicates which patients will respond better to certain chemotherapy before surgery.

water droplets and threads of mold against a green-yellow-pink background
Research
February 5, 2020 • 2 Min

Testing Techniques to Remove Stray Pancreatic Cancer Cells After Surgery

Researchers are studying whether peritoneal washing after pancreatic cancer surgery decreases recurrence of the cancer by removing stray cancer cells.

Dr. Allyson Ocean and Dr. Jordan Winter
Treatments
January 20, 2020 • 6 Min

A Second Opinion: Important for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Allyson Ocean and Dr. Jordan Winter explain why getting a second opinion can be of great benefit for pancreatic cancer patients.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Larry Nicolet, his wife, and grandchildren
Survivor Stories
January 20, 2020 • 3 Min

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer Three Times

Jaundice brought Larry Nicolet to the doctor but took three tries, including a Whipple procedure, for him to be clean of pancreatic cancer.