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Pancreatic Cancer and Genetics: Is There Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer Patients?

According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)’s 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines, all pancreatic cancer patients should undergo genetic or germline testing for inherited genetic mutations, regardless of family history. Under these new recommendations, this testing should be done by a physician and the cost should be covered by insurance. The Lustgarten Foundation also encourages [...]

Interview with an Expert: Immunotherapy Update

About Our Expert: Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in pancreatic cancer and immunotherapy research. She is the Deputy Director at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and an Associate Director of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Immunotherapy. Dr. Jaffee serves as the Chief Medical Advisor for the Lustgarten Foundation as [...]

AACR Highlights: Monday, September 9

AACR Highlights: Monday, September 9 Cancer cells divide uncontrollably resulting in a flood of new tumor cells and this uncontrolled metabolic wave requires energy. But metabolism is altered in pancreatic cancer and scientists are trying to understand the molecular underpinnings of the nutrients of choice for various cell types. These new insights into cancer metabolism [...]

Interview with an expert: Radiation therapy update

Radiation oncologist Joseph herman, m.D., is the ad-interim division head of radiation oncology at The university of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is also Professor and recently Director of Clinical research in radiation oncology. In the treatment of pancreatic cancer, radiation therapy (also known as radiotherapy), which involves a radiologist aiming a high [...]

AACR Highlights: Saturday, September 7

AACR Highlights: Saturday, September 7 The tumor microenvironment. Genomics. Immunology. These interrelated topics were the focus of the first three plenary sessions of the AACR special conference on pancreatic cancer held Saturday, September 7. In terms of pancreatic cancer treatment, these areas of research potentially hold many of the answers to unraveling current barriers to [...]

The Lustgarten Foundation Opens Four Dedicated Pancreatic Research Labs

Leading the Way Through Research at our Four Dedicated Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratories Pancreatic cancer research is moving faster than ever before, and there has never been a more hopeful time for patients. Our Lustgarten-funded researchers are at the forefront of the most promising breakthroughs that are directly impacting patients and enabling some patients to [...]
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