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Cure Connections®

Medical Advances and Advocacy in Pancreatic Cancer

In this CURE Connections program, Dr Philippa Cheetham interviews Dr Michael Pishvaian, of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, for his insight on the tremendous medical advances that have improved the outlook for patients with pancreatic cancer. Dr Pishvaian’s patients, Donald Wilson and David Shell, join the discussion to share their personal accounts and explain why it is important to become educated on your diagnosis and treatment options, and to be proactive throughout your journey. Also joining this program is Dr Lynn Matrisian, with the advocacy group Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, who explains what her organization does to support patients and caregivers affected by pancreatic cancer.
Episode 1 Treatment Options and Challenges for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
In this segment, Dr. Michael Pishvaian provides an overview of the treatment options commonly considered for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and explains the benefits of surgery. However, he remarks that not all patients are candidates for the procedure and further discusses challenges that affect treatment choice.
Episode 2 A Promising Future for Pancreatic Cancer
Episode 3 Pancreatic Cancer: David's Story to Remission
Episode 4 Pancreatic Cancer: Donald's Story
Episode 5 Locating Support Resources for Patients
Episode 6 Treatment Considerations for Patients Researching Their Options
Episode 7 Moving Forward With Pancreatic Cancer
Episode 8 Receiving a Second Opinion
Episode 9 Maintenance Therapy: What to Expect

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