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In the fight against pancreatic cancer, clinical trials often provide the best treatment options, and they give patients early access to cutting-edge treatments that can lead to progress in research, improved treatment options and better outcomes.
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Our Patient Services Case Managers are available to run a personalized search for you, if you need assistance. They can provide in-depth details and answer any questions you may have. Then, discuss search results with your healthcare team to determine if a clinical trial is the right option for you.Contact Us
Clinical Trials – Improving treatments to improve the lives of patients
See why the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends clinical trials at diagnosis and during every treatment decision.
Have questions? We have answers.
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are research studies that investigate new treatments or new combinations of treatments. Pancreatic cancer clinical trials are necessary to determine whether new treatments developed in the laboratory are beneficial to people living with pancreatic cancer. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews and analyzes data from successful clinical trials to determine whether a new treatment should be approved for a specific disease such as pancreatic cancer.
Why are clinical trials important?
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.
In the fight against pancreatic cancer, clinical trials often provide the best treatment options, and they give patients early access to cutting-edge treatments that can lead to progress in research, improved treatment options and better outcomes for more patients.
What is Patient Services?
Patient Services is the first place to call after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer or at any point in your journey. A highly trained and compassionate Case Manager can help you access personalized services — free of charge.
No organization supports pancreatic cancer patients like we do. Through our Patient Services, we provide more resources and speak with more patients and caregivers than any other pancreatic cancer organization in the world.
Request an education packet to learn more.
Our free education packet includes our booklet, Clinical Trials: Understanding How Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Work. You will also receive our booklet, An Overview of Pancreatic Cancer, as well as several fact sheets with helpful tips about getting organized after diagnosis, knowing which questions to ask, learning how to connect with others and more.
“Clinical trials should NEVER be the last thing a person considers. They should always be the FIRST thing a person considers.”
— Jordan Berlin, MD, oncologist and pancreatic cancer specialist