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MRI Guided radiation viewray machine
Research
February 28, 2019 • 5 Min

MRI-Guided Radiation: A New Option for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Parag Parikh and others are using MRI-guided radiation to provide precision radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Bob Harris eating ice cream outdoors
Survivor Stories
December 20, 2018 • 4 Min

My Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

In 1968 Bob Harris had a then-rare operation for pancreatic cancer: the Whipple surgery. Despite the side effects Bob has thrived.

Deirdre Cohen
Research
December 17, 2018 • 4 Min

Aiming to Improve Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Deirdre Cohen discusses clinical trials that aim to improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

organoid under the microscope
Research
May 25, 2018 • 4 Min

The Promise of Organoids

Dr. Brian Wolpin explains how organoids are being used to develop personalized treatment for pancreatic cancer patients.

Researcher Douglas Fearon
Research
May 14, 2018 • 3 Min

Immunology Researchers Solve a Mystery of Metastasis

Physician and researcher Douglas Fearon and his lab have a possible explanation for how cancer cells metastasize, and the role surgery may play in this process.

White and gray overlapping circles on a dark background
Research
November 2, 2017 • 2 Min

Testing a Breast Cancer Drug for Other Advanced Solid Tumors

In a clinical trial, a new class of breast cancer drug called a kinase inhibitor is being tested to treat pancreatic cancer.

Photo collage of Anne Glauber and her adult children, Prevention magazine logo in green, and faded text of Anne's story
News
October 14, 2016 • 5 Min

This Is What It’s Like To Live With Pancreatic Cancer

Anne Glauber tells Prevention magazine about her pancreatic cancer treatment and how she lives each day to the fullest in this inspiring article.

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.

Microscope photo of an organoid with the outer layer of open cells in red, with solid blue cells and green open cells on a black background
Research
June 14, 2016 • 3 Min

Fighting Pancreatic Cancer in a Petri Dish

Dr. David Tuveson is growing pancreatic cancer tissue called organoids in the lab, to test which drugs will be most effective against a patient’s tumor.

Microscope slide of adenocarcinoma, stained fuschia and purple
Treatments
April 16, 2016 • 5 Min

Why You Need This Simple Blood Test at Diagnosis

Measuring the level of the tumor marker CA-19-9 is important in determining which treatment to use for pancreatic cancer patients.

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