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A Q&A With Andy Rakeman, VP of Research

By Vanessa Steil - April 3, 2020 Andrew Rakeman, PhD We are pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Rakeman, Ph.D., our new Vice President of Research. Andy comes to the Foundation after spending 13 years at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), where he was the Assistant Vice President of Research overseeing research programs [...]

5 Things to Know About Clinical Trials

By Vanessa Steil- January 21, 2020 January is Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Month. Clinical trials are important for delivering innovative and potentially life-saving new treatment options to patients. They may investigate new combinations of currently available drugs or study new treatments that have worked in other cancers. Through clinical trials, researchers can determine if [...]

Pancreatic Cancer and Genetics: Is There Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer Patients?

According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)’s 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines, all pancreatic cancer patients should undergo genetic or germline testing for inherited genetic mutations, regardless of family history. Under these new recommendations, this testing should be done by a physician and the cost should be covered by insurance. The Lustgarten Foundation also encourages [...]

Interview with an Expert: Immunotherapy Update

About Our Expert: Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in pancreatic cancer and immunotherapy research. She is the Deputy Director at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and an Associate Director of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Immunotherapy. Dr. Jaffee serves as the Chief Medical Advisor for the Lustgarten Foundation as [...]
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