Clinical-Trial-Myths-InfographicYou likely know the facts and may have heard the myths. The answer is clear; without clinical trials, no new pancreatic cancer treatments will be available to patients.

Patients and their loved ones can find pancreatic cancer clinical trials using our Clinical Trial Finder, a free tool that accesses the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of trials available in the United States. Patients can search for trials based on their geographic location, stage of disease, line of treatment and more.

“The standard treatments available to patients today were once part of a clinical trial,” said Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “Pancreatic cancer clinical trials give patients early access to cutting-edge treatments that can lead to progress in research, more options and better outcomes.”

A Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Patient Central Associate can conduct a free, personalized clinical trial search for patients — including at diagnosis — and provide comprehensive disease information, specialists in pancreatic cancer, access to personalized medicine services, educational events, support resources and more.

“Clinical trials are a critical step in the path to medical breakthroughs for pancreatic cancer,” said Lynn Matrisian, PhD, vice president of Scientific and Medical Affairs at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “Clinical Trial Finder is one of several innovative initiatives designed to achieve our goal to double survival by 2020.”

Our Patient Central Associates helped more than 100,000 pancreatic cancer contacts – more than any other organization in the world. They are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST at 877.272.6226 or via email at patientcentral@pancan.org. We are here for you!