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Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act Signed into Law!

» Historic milestone reached in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

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Clinical Trials
Process Explained

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Historic Cancer
Bill Becomes Law!

On January 2, President Obama signed into law the defense bill, which included the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act!
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A message from the President and CEO

In recognition of January as National Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Month, our guest columnist this month is Jordan Berlin, MD, who serves as Associate Professor and Co-Director of GI Oncology and Phase I Program at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Berlin has also been a member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Medical Advisory Board since 2006 and is currently serving as its Chair. He has a strong interest in the design of effective clinical trials, and is a dedicated advocate for patient participation in them.

With warm regards,

Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA
President and CEO
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Dear Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Friends:

A new year is upon us, and I am encouraged that the clinical environment for pancreatic cancer continues to make headway.

The first example involves Celgene Corporation’s recent announcement that in their recently completed clinical trial, their drug Abraxane, when combined with gemcitabine, showed a statistical improvement in overall survival in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The supporting data is expected to be released next week and should provide illumination to this announcement, perhaps changing the way that we approach treatment for pancreatic cancer patients.



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