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CURE’s pancreatic cancer page features the latest cancer news and updates on pancreatic cancer Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in pancreatic cancer.

The Spiritual Side of Cancer

August 25th 2022

Receiving a pancreatic cancer diagnosis has caused me to reexamine my spirituality, which led me to believe that my life is a line, rather than a single dot in time.

Chemotherapy Regimen Given Prior to Surgery Improves Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

July 21st 2022

Treatment with FOLFIRINOX, a combination of several chemotherapy agents, prior to the surgical resection of pancreatic cancer increased survival outcomes when compared to historical data.

Trial Launched to Analyze Safety of Novel Drug to Treat Severe Side Effect that Occurs in Approximately Half of Patients With Advanced Cancer

July 15th 2022

The first patient enrolled onto a phase 1 trial has received TCMB07, an investigational drug, for the treatment of cachexia, a severe disorder that may occur in more than half of patients with advanced-stage cancer.

Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Derive Benefit From Chemo-Free Treatment Regimen

July 13th 2022

The use of a chemotherapy-free, combination regimen as a maintenance treatment option was associated with an improvement in survival in a group of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Study to Investigate Safety, Efficacy of Novel Cell Therapy Plus Chemo in Cancer That Spread to the Abdominal Cavity

July 7th 2022

According to the manufacturer, this is the first-in-human clinical trial of Allocetra combined with chemotherapy in patients with peritoneal metastases arising from solid cancers.

Chemotherapy Plus Nimotuzumab Improves Survival in Certain Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

June 3rd 2022

The addition of nimotuzumab to a treatment regimen of the chemotherapy gemcitabine improved overall survival in patients with KRAS wild-type advanced pancreatic cancer.

Years After My Diagnosis, I Still Can’t Shake the Cancer Hound That Chases Me

May 16th 2022

As I go in for another cancer follow-up, I need to remind myself that what could happen is different from what would happen.

Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment With Standard-of-Care Chemotherapy in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Expands to New Location

March 16th 2022

Four sites across the United States are enrolling patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer to see if a novel drug combined with standard-of-care chemotherapy bests chemotherapy alone in survival outcomes and responses to treatment.

Patient Enrollment Begins for Trial Assessing Novel Treatment Combo in Pancreatic Cancer

March 4th 2022

The study authors plan to enroll 32 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer into the trial to assess the efficacy and safety of an experimental treatment combination.

Adagrasib Confers High Response Rates in Several Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic Tumors

January 26th 2022

Single-agent adagrasib was associated with encouraging treatment responses in patients with previously treated non-colorectal gastrointestinal tumors and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

First-In-Human Clinical Trial of Investigational Therapy for Multiple Advanced Solid Tumors Is Underway

January 21st 2022

Researchers plan to enroll 60 patients in the first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety and preliminary clinical activity of an anti-CD39 monoclonal antibody to treat advanced solid tumors.

New Study ‘Shines Light’ on Increased Risk for Pancreatic Cancer in Younger Women

November 11th 2021

This study is the first to evaluate this rising trend of pancreatic cancer incidence in women under the age of 55.

Should I Get Genetic Testing for Cancer?

October 31st 2021

A pancreatic cancer survivor explains why he chose to undergo genetic testing and what he learned from the experience.

New Drug Disappoints for Pancreatic Cancer and AML Treatment

October 29th 2021

Study results showed that CPI-613 did not improve survival in patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

Phase 1 Trial Begins for New Treatment Delivery Strategy in Pancreatic Cancer

October 22nd 2021

Celsion GmbH has initiated a phase 1 trial to analyze ThermoDox with focused ultrasound for patients with pancreatic cancer.

Finding the ‘Much in the Little’ After Cancer Strikes

October 22nd 2021

A cancer survivor shares how to appreciate the good moments and lean on others during cancer. “My dire situation brought out the best of those around me,” he writes.

‘Tip of the Iceberg’: More Targeted Therapies for Pancreatic Cancer to Come

October 7th 2021

There’s a tremendous amount of interest in immunotherapy drugs given alongside targeted therapies for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to an expert.

‘Real-Life Tarzan’ Dies of Cancer, Man Plans to Swim the English Channel and More

September 24th 2021

From “Sex and the City” star and “real-life Tarzan” dying to a man planning to swim the English Channel to raise cancer funds, here is what is happening in the cancer space this week.

New Drug Shows Promise for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

September 14th 2021

GC4419 plus radiation improved progression-free survival and time to distant metastases in patients with unresectable or borderline resectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Chance Encounter With Fellow Cancer Survivor Leaves Lasting Legacy

August 27th 2021

Cancer survivors share a unique connection. In this post, a survivor writes about meeting a stranger with stage 4 cancer who had an incredible impact on him.

Rick Aiello Dies From Pancreatic Cancer, FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Lymphoma in Dogs and More

July 30th 2021

From actor Rick Aiello’s death due cancer to the FDA approval of a medication to treat lymphoma in dogs, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Matchmakers: How Basket Trials Match Patients With Drugs Based on Their Tumors

July 14th 2021

Increasingly, researchers are playing matchmaker between patients with metastatic cancer and targeted drugs via studies called basket trials.

7 Years Going on 8 – Life After Pancreatic Cancer

July 13th 2021

A survivor of pancreatic cancer looks back on the day he received his diagnosis, and shares advice for others in the same shoes.

Planting Hope in My Garden After Cancer

May 28th 2021

A pancreatic cancer survivor explains how gardening helps him feel at peace.

Late Congressman John Lewis To Be Honored by American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Survivor Sheryl Crow Urges People to Resume Health Screenings, And More

May 14th 2021

From Georgia Congressman John Lewis receiving a tribute from the American Cancer Society to Sheryl Crow urging people to resume regular health and wellness screenings, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Learning to be a Kinder Person After Cancer

April 16th 2021

A cancer survivor and former military service member writes how he used to be short with people, demanded things be done his way and often made others feel little — that is until his cancer diagnosis. Here, he shares how his experience with cancer taught him to be kinder to others.

Alex Trebek’s Family Donates His Wardrobe to Help Underserved Populations, 12-Year-Old’s Beach Vacation Wish Is Granted After Discontinuing Cancer Treatment, and More

February 12th 2021

From a 12-year-old girl living out her dream of living on the beach after 10 years of neuroblastoma treatments to Alex Trebek’s legacy living on after his passing, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Know Your Options When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer

February 12th 2021

On behalf of the National Pancreas Foundation, Dr. Andrew M. Lowy offers background on treatments and outcomes for pancreatic cancer.

A Cancer Survivor’s Return Trip to the Chemo Room is Bound to Come with Flashbacks

February 11th 2021

One cancer survivor recalls a recent return trip to the chemo room where he received his treatment seven years ago. This time, it’s to get an IV for a follow-up scan. But he can’t help but reminisce and think of those around him.

FDA Lifts Hold on Trial Assessing Novel Therapy in Pancreatic and Prostate Cancer

February 4th 2021

The Food and Drug Administration has given the greenlight for Bellicum Pharmaceuticals to continue enrolling patients on a trial assessing a novel therapy patients with previously treated metastatic pancreatic or prostate cancer.