New Hope in Pancreatic Cancer: Part 1

Tue, Nov 14, 2017
12:00pm to 12:30pm CT

Description

In this two-part series, experts discuss advances in pancreatic cancer research and clinical treatment.

Part 1 features Massimo Raimondo, M.D., gastroenterologist, and Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., a researcher focusing on nanomedicine. Drs. Raimondo and Wolfram discuss research advances for pancreatic cancer, as well as:

  • clinical studies
  • the importance of understanding cancer
  • resources for patients and family members

Location

Online

My mother died from pancreatic cancer in 1993, 3 months from her diagnosis. As I approach her age of 78 when she died, I am more and more concerned about the potential of my getting it. I am happy you will be discussing the latest research and developments in the handling of pancreatic cancer.

@gailb

My mother died from pancreatic cancer in 1993, 3 months from her diagnosis. As I approach her age of 78 when she died, I am more and more concerned about the potential of my getting it. I am happy you will be discussing the latest research and developments in the handling of pancreatic cancer.

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My Mother 54. Brothers 45,56,62. Died from pancreatic cancer. I am concerned for the younger generation and the possibility of passing the gene on to them.

I’m stage 4 currently on gem/Abraxine. Is Folfirnox better?

Is this page the link to the seminar?

@gatorguy

Is this page the link to the seminar?

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Where is the link

@gatorguy

Is this page the link to the seminar?

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The video should be up and running now. You may need to refresh the browser if you are not seeing it. You can do so by clicking the circular arrow key near the web address in your browser.

My partner was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer with metastasis to bile duct at age 51. She was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. in one month’s time, she seems to have deteriorated quickly. what do you think are the most promising clinical trial currently and the most effective treatments. Do you have any advice on how she can best manage out of control blood sugars that have developed? Any other tips for managing this disease?

unfortunately I am unable to see the video, any suggestions or where I can see it later?

Does tumeric have any preventive qualities?

@cagherna

unfortunately I am unable to see the video, any suggestions or where I can see it later?

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Hi @cagherna. I’m sorry you cannot see the video. It will live here on this page if you want to try again later. You can also try this link:

New Hope in Pancreatic Cancer: Part 1

In this two-part series, experts will discuss advances in pancreatic cancer research and clinical treatment.Part 1 features Massimo Raimondo, M.D., gastroenterologist, and Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., a researcher focusing on nanomedicine. Drs. Raimondo and Wolfram discuss research advances for pancreatic cancer, as well as clinical studies, the importance of understanding cancer, and resources for patients and family members.

Posted by Mayo Clinic on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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@linny334

I’m stage 4 currently on gem/Abraxine. Is Folfirnox better?

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Hi @linny334, unfortunately, our experts cannot provide specific treatment advice through this type of correspondence. Everyone reacts differently to different medication. Maybe other Connect members who have been through this could chime in and let you know if they took either one of those, and if so, how they did with it. @JustinMcClanahan may know of some folks to tag here.

@sandytoes27

My partner was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer with metastasis to bile duct at age 51. She was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. in one month’s time, she seems to have deteriorated quickly. what do you think are the most promising clinical trial currently and the most effective treatments. Do you have any advice on how she can best manage out of control blood sugars that have developed? Any other tips for managing this disease?

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Hey there @sandytoes27! I’m sorry I didn’t get to your question during the broadcast, but I’ve sent it to the experts and I’ll get back to you soon.

@annnickols

Does tumeric have any preventive qualities?

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I’ll send your question to the experts. As Dr. Raimondo mentioned in the video, Vitamin D has shown to be very protective against pancreatic cancer.

@sandytoes27

My partner was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer with metastasis to bile duct at age 51. She was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. in one month’s time, she seems to have deteriorated quickly. what do you think are the most promising clinical trial currently and the most effective treatments. Do you have any advice on how she can best manage out of control blood sugars that have developed? Any other tips for managing this disease?

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Here is Dr. Raimondo’s response:
The treatment has to be individualized by her oncologist (cancer staging and histopathology with markers expression) and endocrinologist (diabetes). We always make sure the patient received pancreatic enzyme supplements with meals while undergoing chemotherapy and/or after surgery.

@annnickols

Does tumeric have any preventive qualities?

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According to Dr. Raimondo, there is no evidence that turmeric works, but it does not hurt either.

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