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You are your own best advocate. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends that you discuss your treatment goals with your healthcare team and know all of your options at every stage of your disease.

Clinical Trials

Pancreatic cancer patients who participate in clinical research have better outcomes. Every treatment available today was approved through a clinical trial. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends clinical trials at diagnosis and during every treatment decision.

We maintain the most comprehensive database of available pancreatic cancer clinical trials in the United States. Our Patient Central Associates are available to perform a personalized search for you, or you can start your own search through our Clinical Trial Finder.
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Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

About 30 to 50 percent of patients who are eligible for surgery are told they are ineligible. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends you see a surgeon who performs a high volume of pancreatic surgeries (more than 15 per year) to determine eligibility.
Learn more about pancreatic cancer surgery

Types of Surgery


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Personalized Medicine

Every pancreatic tumor is different. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends molecular profiling of your tumor to help determine the best treatment options.



Types of Therapy

Types of available therapy may include chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy or others. Patients may also consider complementary and alternative medicine, which refers to therapies that extend outside of the normal practices of conventional medicine.


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Specialists and Cancer Centers

Seeing pancreatic cancer specialists, physicians who diagnose and treat a high volume of pancreatic cancer patients, improves outcomes. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends you consult with pancreatic cancer specialists who have experience diagnosing and treating the disease.

We’re here to help. If you have questions or would like additional information and resources about treatment options, contact a Patient Central Associate. Associates are available Monday -- Friday, 7a.m. -- 5p.m. Pacific Time.

Educational Materials

Request a clinical trial booklet

Request our free patient education packet, which includes our Overview of Pancreatic Cancer and Clinical Trials booklets.


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