Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials: Targeting Cancer in a Better Way
In this Skype interview, Dr. Lynn Matrisian, vice president of Scientific and Medical Affairs and, Anitra Talley, director of Patient Services & Medical Relations at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, talk about ongoing clinical trials for patients living with various stages of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Matrisian discusses a range of active clinical trials, including improved trials and trials testing new concepts. Anitra talks about upcoming events and how patients and families can get support through the organization's Patient and Liaison Services, a service that provides the most up to date information needed to make informed decisions, including information on clinical trials, diet and nutrition and much more. If this disease has affected you or a loved one, watch to learn more about current research and realistic expectations when joining clinical trials. In Dr. Matrisian’s own words: “The best care that you can get whether you're actually getting the experimental treatment or not is to go on a clinical trial, because you will get the very best care available for that particular stage of the disease and then have the opportunity to see if something else is better.”
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure.
Experts & Guests
Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D.
Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs, Pancreatic Cancer Action NetworkLynn Matrisian joined the senior leadership team in the newly created role of Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs. Lynn received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Arizona and put her scientific training to work over the past 25 years leading a research laboratory dedicated to understanding cancer metastasis. She has published more than 200 original... more >
Director of Patient Services & Medical Relations, Pancreatic Cancer Action NetworkPrior to taking on her current position as Director of Patient Services & Medical Relations, Anitra worked in a number of capacities within the PALS program. Most recently she worked as the PALS Manager of Operations. In this role she was responsible for managing and overseeing the PALS call-in program, training new team members, and ensuring the high quality of... more >