Presently, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society fundraises in support of Pancreatic Cancer Research at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The researchers currently benefiting from the funds raised in support of their Pancreatic Cancer Research are passionate about the early detection of pancreatic cancer, the education of patients and caregivers about their disease, and they are working to change the attitudes, treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer.
Research Project #1
The first research project funded by Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is entitled "Duodenopancreatectomy versus Best Supportive Care for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma." (DP vs BSC) The purpose of this research study is to determine what form of treatment is preferred by patients, as physicians are often faced with the dilemma of what surgery to perform; microscopically incomplete resection or a palliative bypass and non-radical resection. The question has been asked by physicians however no research has been collected to resolve these years of debate. Should physicians resect locally advanced tumours with a high risk of incomplete microscopic clearance or perhaps consider DP as a more aggressive form of palliation. Can DP be compared to BSC and be performed with similar complication rate and mortality?
This research study will take the form a Probability Trade Off (PTO) study. meaning this study will involve an interview process, with patients, after educating patients about their disease. Results of this study have included the creation of an informational booklet and DVD for patients and caregivers. The booklet and DVD are both included on our website and can also be sent out to patients and caregivers, upon request.
Please go to "Research Projects" to read the entire protocal and to see the protocal budget, which we funded
Research Project #2