Every pancreatic tumor is different. Patients who receive treatment based on their tumor’s biological characteristics have better outcomes. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends molecular profiling of your tumor to help determine the best treatment options.
A Personal Approach to Treatment Options
Studies have shown that treatments based on your tumor’s biology may increase their success. Our Know Your Tumor precision medicine service, provided in partnership with Perthera, provides eligible pancreatic cancer patients and their oncologists with information about the biology of their tumor through molecular profiling. 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 Molecular Profiling?
Molecular profiling is a scientific process that tells you the biological details of your tumor, including 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 will 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.
Know Your Tumor reports and treatment options are reviewed by an expert panel, providing valuable insight to help support the treatment decisions you make with your healthcare team.
How Know Your Tumor Works
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network works with a leading personalized cancer therapy company that works with you and your doctor to perform molecular profiling.
Our Patient Central Associates are available to discuss the details of Know Your Tumor and answer your questions to help you determine if the service is right for you.
Meet Know Your Tumor Participants
More than 1,000 patients have enrolled in Know Your Tumor. Meet some of the survivors the service has helped.
Contribute to Research
As a Know Your Tumor participant, you will also be part of our Patient Registry community. 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, helping them make discoveries that will improve treatment options and patient outcomes.
Learn More Today
You are unique, and so are your treatment options. Get the information that will help you and your healthcare team make the best treatment decisions for you by enrolling in Know Your Tumor.
Contact a Patient Central Associate to explore in more detail whether this service could be right for you or a loved one.