Every pancreatic cancer patient is different. Patients who receive treatment based on their biology can live longer. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends all pancreatic cancer patients get genetic testing for inherited mutations as soon as possible after diagnosis and biomarker testing of their tumor tissue to help determine the best treatment options. Patients should discuss both tests with their care team. The tests can be available through their treating institution or PanCAN’s Know Your Tumor® precision medicine service.


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A Personal Approach to Treatment Options

Our Know Your Tumor precision medicine service, provided in partnership with Tempus, provides eligible pancreatic cancer patients and their oncologists with information about the patient’s biology through tumor tissue biomarker testing and genetic testing for inherited mutations. Know Your Tumor gives you and your healthcare team access to information about treatments – including available clinical trials – that are personalized to you.

This service is made possible in part by a generous gift made in memory of Skip Viragh.

What is Precision Medicine?

Precision medicine is treatment based on the individual patient’s biology. PanCAN’s Know Your Tumor precision medicine service uses two types of testing – genetic testing for inherited mutations and biomarker testing of your tumor tissue – to look for genetic mutations.

It is important to consider this information because a treatment that works well for one person may not work as well for someone else. Knowing the mutations in your tumor and the mutations you were born with may help you and your healthcare team select treatment options, including clinical trials, that are likely to work best for you and may not have been considered otherwise.

The Know Your Tumor report, including treatment options, provides valuable insight to help support the treatment decisions you make with your healthcare team.

How Know Your Tumor Works

Contact Patient Central for more information about Know Your Tumor and to help you determine if the service is right for you.

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Contribute to Research

Help accelerate pancreatic cancer research by joining our Patient Registry. The Patient Registry is a global online database created to look for patterns in treatments, side effect management and diagnostics. By sharing your experiences, as well as your Know Your Tumor report, you’re giving researchers access to crucial data to dive into, helping them make discoveries that will improve treatment options and patient outcomes. The more information we share with researchers, the more data they will have to make new discoveries.

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Patient Central is the place to contact when facing pancreatic cancer. Our highly trained and compassionate Associates provide free, personalized information about the disease, including our support services. We can also find resources for any questions you have related to pancreatic cancer.

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