Pancreatic cancer research, education and awareness are at the core of Pancreatica.
The purpose of this site is to serve as a worldwide gathering point on the Internet for the latest news and disinterested information in regard to clinical trials and other responsible medical care in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Additionally, our aim is to present impartial knowledge about pancreatic cancer where interested parties can sort through a large amount of information efficiently in order to give a sense of the range of existing treatment options, to aid patient/doctor partnerships, and thus to help optimize personal treatment strategies.
Receiving a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is serious news. For some, conventional surgical and /or medical therapy is the best option. For many of those with more advanced disease, putting one’s affairs in order and seeking that medical attention which will help insure physical and emotional comfort, is the correct and most responsible decision. But for others who wish to fight, it is important to know that there are options. There have never been this many options. The odds, depending on the type and extent of the tumor, may not be great. But fighting these odds may increase survival and may even provide an increased sense of well-being. And some people find meaning in the fight itself. For example, enrolling in a clinical trial can possibly help personal survival, but it definitely will help other people.
These kinds of treatment decisions should not be taken lightly. They must be taken with the greatest of care. But options do exist. And to evaluate whether they make sense, information is needed—open, disinterested information. We trust that this site can provide the kind of information which is necessary to help begin the search for an optimal treatment strategy.