Are there any new advances of pancreatic cancer? A rare group of people with pancreatic cancer have mutations in their tumor that cause high microsatellite instability (MSI). Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) is an immune checkpoint inhibitor approved for patients with pancreatic cancer that has high MSI.
What research is being done on pancreatic cancer? Many clinical trials are testing new combinations of chemotherapy drugs for pancreatic cancer. Many studies are seeing if combining gemcitabine with other drugs can help people live longer. Other newer chemo drugs are also being tested, as are combinations of chemo drugs with newer types of drugs.
Can pancreatic cancer be cured UK? If you have advanced pancreatic cancer it might be very hard to treat. It may not be possible to cure the cancer. If this is the case, the aim of your treatment will be to limit the cancer and its symptoms, and help you live longer. Finding out the cancer cannot be cured can be very hard news to take in.
Can you live 5 years with pancreatic cancer? Stage IV pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of 1 percent. The average patient diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer will live for about 1 year after diagnosis.