Pancreatic Cancer research is far behind that of many other cancers. Nationwide the overwhelming clinical research being conducted is only in the early phase 1 stage of 4 stages to obtain FDA approval for standard treatment. Her Oncologist suggested that we contact a cancer center in Tampa where they have a Phase 2 trial to see if Charity would qualify to participate in that trial. I left them a message and I'm waiting to hear back from them. I am also looking for other clinical trials in other locations. Based on most of the stringent and complicated qualification requirements for clinical trials, it doesn't look very promising. They essentially want people who don't have medical issues that might prevent them from getting their drug approved.
To say the least, our appointment last Friday left us disappointed and very sad. We really felt that we were being told we've done all we can do, we will help with symptom management as the disease progresses but basically, you are now on your own. We will keep pushing forward, taking one day at a time and making the very most of it.