Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials 2022

Pancreatic Cancer studies recruiting patients for novel treatments. Filter by phase, distance, and inclusion criteria to find your perfect pancreatic cancer clinical trial in 2022.

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
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Effectiveness
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Leucovorinfor Cancer of Pancreas

Phase 2
Recruiting
Chapel Hill, NC
18+
All Sexes
Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
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EUS Enhanced With Contrast To Evaluate Pancreasfor Pancreatic Cyst

Recruiting
Los Angeles, CA
18+
All Sexes

What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer?

"Patients with pancreatic cancer who are diagnosed before the tumor grows or spreads have an average survival time of 3 to 3.5 years. While the disease is mostly incurable, as many as 10% of patients who are diagnosed early become disease-free after treatment. If you are looking to join a pancreatic cancer clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

How long does it take for pancreatic cancer to go from Stage 1 to Stage 4?

"The estimated average progression of Stage 1 pancreatic cancer to Stage 4 is just over 1 year. However, more clinical trials are necessary to reliably estimate the time of progression from its earliest detectable stage to more advanced stages. You can find the most recent pancreatic cancer clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Is chemo worth it for pancreatic cancer?

"Chemotherapy is typically the main treatment for pancreatic cancers, especially when they have spread to other organs such as the abdomen or liver. Chemotherapy can sometimes shrink or slow the growth of tumors and can help some people live longer. However, chemotherapy is not expected to cure the cancer. Power makes it easy to find pancreatic cancer clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Is dying from pancreatic cancer painful?

"Pancreatic cancer patients who are approaching end of life may have symptoms such as pain, fatigue, sickness, weight loss, and bowel problems. However, not everyone will experience all of these symptoms. If you are experiencing pain, tell your doctor or nurse as soon as possible so they can help get the pain under control. To find active pancreatic cancer clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

What are the symptoms of stage 1 pancreatic cancer?

"Symptoms of stage 1 pancreatic cancer include jaundice, belly or back pain, weight loss and poor appetite, nausea and vomiting, gallbladder or liver enlargement, blood clots, and diabetes. However, having one or more of these symptoms does not mean you have pancreatic cancer, as they are more likely to be caused by other conditions. If you are looking to join a pancreatic cancer clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Does pancreatic cancer spread fast?

"While it is generally believed that pancreatic cancer spreads rapidly, a recent study has shown that early pancreatic cancer progression could be slower than initially thought. It found that it takes about 12 years for the initial mutation to result in a nonmetastatic founder cell, another 7 years for it to acquire metastatic ability, and 3 more years to cause death. You can find the most recent pancreatic cancer clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Can pancreatic cancer be cured by surgery?

"While surgery is currently the only realistic chance for curing pancreatic cancer, it does not always lead to a cure. Even if surgery is able to remove all visible cancer, some cells may have already spread to other parts of the body, which can grow into new tumors and become hard to treat. Power makes it easy to find pancreatic cancer clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Why does your back hurt with pancreatic cancer?

"Pancreatic cancer often causes a dull pain in the middle or upper back, which is most likely caused by a tumor that is pressing against the spine. The pain is often worse when lying down and can be reduced by leaning forward. To find active pancreatic cancer clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Can you detect pancreatic cancer with an ultrasound?

"The two most common types of ultrasound (US) used to detect pancreatic cancer are abdominal ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). While an abdominal ultrasound is useful when it is not yet clear what is causing abdominal symptoms, if pancreatic cancer is likely a CT scan is usually more useful. An EUS is more accurate than abdominal US and is very helpful for diagnosing pancreatic cancer. If you are looking to join a pancreatic cancer clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Will I get pancreatic cancer if my dad had it?

"Pancreatic cancer that occurs in families with a high rate of the disease is known as familial pancreatic cancer (FPC). People from families with FPC who have a first-degree relative with pancreatic cancer have a lifetime risk of the disease that is 3 to 5 times higher than the general population. If they have 2 first-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer, the lifetime risk is 5 to 7 times higher than the general population. You can find the most recent pancreatic cancer clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

What kills pancreatic cancer?

"A 2020 study conducted in mice suggests that a newly discovered compound starves tumors of the amino acid cysteine, which is critical for the survival of pancreatic cancer cells. Since human pancreatic cancer cells are also dependent on cysteine, the researchers were very encouraged by the results. Pancreatic cancer currently has an average survival rate of six months after diagnosis, and this new development could potentially double that survival time. Power makes it easy to find pancreatic cancer clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Does anyone survive stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

"Stage 4 pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of 1%, with the average patient diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer living about 1 year after diagnosis. Despite the fact that pancreatic cancer is mostly incurable, it is potentially curable if it is caught very early, with as many as 10% of patients who are diagnosed early becoming disease-free after treatment. To find active pancreatic cancer clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

How long does chemo last for pancreatic cancer?

"Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer is usually given for a total of 3 to 6 months, depending on which drugs are used for treatment. It is administered in 2 to 3 week cycles where each treatment period is followed by a rest period to recover from the effects of the drugs. If you are looking to join a pancreatic cancer clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Do you feel ill with pancreatic cancer?

"It is possible to feel ill with pancreatic cancer, which can include symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. If you are over the age of 60, have lost weight, and have experienced nausea or vomiting, a CT scan or ultrasound is recommended to rule out pancreatic cancer as the cause. You can find the most recent pancreatic cancer clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

When should I worry about pancreatic cancer?

"You should worry about pancreatic cancer if you experience significant risk factors such as new-onset diabetes, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, unexplained weight loss, stomach and digestive issues, or back pain. Have a discussion with your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms or have a family history of pancreatic cancer. Power makes it easy to find pancreatic cancer clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

How accurate is a CT scan for pancreatic cancer?

"A study from 2017 found that CT scans for pancreatic cancer had an accuracy of 83.3%. In addition, MRIs had a slightly higher accuracy of 89.1%, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) had the highest accuracy at 92.7%. To find active pancreatic cancer clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

What is the strongest risk factor for pancreatic cancer?

"One of the most important risk factors for pancreatic cancer is smoking. Your chances of getting pancreatic cancer are about twice as high if you smoke compared to someone who has never smoked. About a quarter of pancreatic cancers are thought to be caused by smoking cigarettes. If you are looking to join a pancreatic cancer clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

How quickly does pancreatic cancer grow?

"It takes about seven years for the first cancer cell to turn into a cancerous tumor about the size of a plum. At least one of the cells from the tumor can potentially spread to other organs, and pancreatic cancer patients die two and a half years after metastasis on average. You can find the most recent pancreatic cancer clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Where do you feel pain if you have pancreatic cancer?

"It is common for those with pancreatic cancer to feel pain in their upper abdomen or the middle or upper back. The pain can come and go and is most likely caused by a pancreatic tumor that is pressing on the spine. Power makes it easy to find pancreatic cancer clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

What is the longest someone has survived with pancreatic cancer?

"A 2015 study found that the longest overall survival of a patient with pancreatic cancer was 8.6 years after diagnosis. This makes pancreatic cancer a particularly deadly disease, but clinical trials can help find new ways of extending the lives of those living with the condition. To find active pancreatic cancer clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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