Treatments

How is pancreatic cancer treated? Learn important information about your disease, the treatments you may face, what types of clinical trials are available and how to join a trial, and research into early detection.

Pancreatic Cancer Basics

Find comprehensive explanations of different treatments, procedures, and questions to ask while facing major decisions and a very serious disease.

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Treatments
December 8, 2022 • 4 Min

What Is Pancreatic Cancer?

Learn more about the main different types of pancreatic cancer–adenocarcinoma and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

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.

Treatments
February 12, 2021 • 4 Min

Drafting Your Health Care Team

What are the stages of pancreatic cancer?

The stage classifies a tumor based on size, and whether or where it has spread.

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Treatment Options

Learn more about the different types of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation used to treat pancreatic cancer.

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Dr. Allyson Ocean
Disease Management
October 28, 2022 • 4 Min

Compassionate Use: An Option Beyond Standard of Care

Dr. Allyson Ocean explains how patients can access investigational drugs under the FDA’s compassionate use program.

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.

Clinical Trials

Read about the different drugs, new approaches, and latest developments being tested in clinical trials.

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Dr. Anup Kasi
Treatments
December 7, 2021 • 10 Min

Learn More About Qualifying for Clinical Trials

Dr. Anup Kasi provides in-depth information and answers questions about qualifying for pancreatic cancer clinical trials.

clinical trials webinar announcement
Webinars
October 29, 2021 • 1 Min

The Importance of Clinical Trials Webinar

The fourth Let’s Learn webinar features a discussion between patients and doctors about the value of clinical trials.

Early Detection

Learn about the latest research into early detection tests and screening protocols.

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Dr. Michael Goggins
Treatments
January 5, 2023 • 4 Min

Screening Programs Save High-Risk People

Dr. Michael Goggins explains who should undergo regular pancreatic cancer screening and where programs can be found.

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Research
October 22, 2019 • 2 Min

Searching for Potential Pancreatic Cancer Blood Biomarkers

Researchers are using blood samples to follow people considered at risk for developing pancreatic cancer in a trial looking for early detection biomarkers.

Educational Webinars

Find Treatment Options webinar
Webinars
April 30, 2021 • 1 Min

Find Treatment Options

In Find Treatment Options, oncologists and genetic counselors discuss treatments and the importance of genetic testing.

clinical trials webinar announcement
Webinars
October 29, 2021 • 1 Min

The Importance of Clinical Trials Webinar

The fourth Let’s Learn webinar features a discussion between patients and doctors about the value of clinical trials.

Webinar, Symptoms and Risks
Webinars
October 28, 2022 • 1 Min

Symptoms and Risk Factors

Moderator Daniel G Garza leads Dr. Rachna Shroff and Dr. Fiyinfolu Balogun in a discussion of risk factors and symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

Share Your Story

Help others facing pancreatic cancer by sharing your experiences.

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