Use of supportive care for symptom management in pancreatic cancer: application of clinical research to patient care.

In this paper, we will be discussing Abstracts #9061, #9062, #9065, #9072 and #9097 presented at the recent 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. All of these abstracts explore innovative ways to control symptoms in cancer patients. We are hopeful that these methods are able to be used in symptomatic pancreatic cancer patients.