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By Nathan Bahary
University of Pittsburgh 

Pancreatic cancer specialist explains challenges of the disease and treatment advances

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) With Alex Trebek’s recent announcement that his pancreatic cancer is in remission, many people have wondered if this difficult cancer is now easier to treat. Pancreatic cancer remains a major cancer killer, but advances are happening.

As a medical oncologist who specializes in treating and studying pancreatic cancer, I’ll try to provide insights, including some from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting now underway.

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