Treatment Options for Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer
- Palliative surgery or stent placement to bypass blocked areas in ducts or the small intestine.
- Palliative radiation therapy to shrink the tumor.
- Other palliative medical care to reduce symptoms, such as nerve blocks to relieve pain.
- Clinical trials of chemotherapy, new anticancer therapies, or biologic therapy.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent pancreatic cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.