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BY Ronda Wendler

Drew Huggins still gets emotional when he recalls the day clinical trial coordinator Jing Yang phoned him with some good news that changed the course of his pancreatic cancer treatment.

“My two brothers were driving me to my physical therapy appointment,” he says, “because I was too weak to drive myself.”

Yang told Drew about a new experimental drug that was being tested at MD Anderson through a clinical trial. Unlike previous...

Pancreatic cancer survivor Drew Huggins standing beside MD Anderson in Sugar Land sign

BY Charlie Copeland

I’ve known six people who have died of pancreatic cancer, including my own dad in 2015. So, when I was diagnosed with that disease in June...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may have heard of the Whipple procedure. This complex surgery is...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling and blistering on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Only a handful of drugs tend to cause it, but it’s still important to know about, so that symptoms can be addressed quickly.

To learn more about hand-foot syndrome, we spoke with Makenna Smack, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist...

hands pumping lotion into palm

BY Shanley Chien

Since the discovery of KRAS gene mutations in 1983, researchers have worked to develop new therapies that target this protein when treating...

BY Heather Alexander

Weight loss usually requires more than willpower. That’s because adjusting what you eat and how much you exercise are big lifestyle changes...

BY Meagan Raeke

Pancreatic cancer only accounts for about 3% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year, but it is the third most common cause of cancer-related...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

For patients with pancreatic cancer, the benefits from immunotherapy treatments with immune checkpoint inhibitors or cell therapies have been...

BY Meagan Raeke

Your body is home to trillions of microbes. These bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms impact everything from how you process food...

BY Ronda Wendler

Shelly Ward is a trailblazer. As one of only a few female airplane pilots with the U.S. Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration...