Two years ago I didn’t know what pancreatic cancer was. Then I got my diagnosis. I was overwhelmed—especially when my doctor told me I wasn’t a candidate for surgery. Fortunately, my doctor did tell me about other options in clinical trials. Three weeks later I was receiving expert care in a clinical trial. I’ve been fighting back ever since.

Bud McKonly
A clinical trial was right for me—and may be right for you or someone you love. Everyone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer should know about available clinical trials before they decide on any treatment.

I know the shock, fear and panic that come with a diagnosis. You want to act and act fast. But not every doctor knows about all clinical trials options. Too many don’t understand that there is hope.

Fortunately, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) can give patients simplified and accurate information. They have the most up-to-date database of all pancreatic cancer clinical trials taking place in the country. Highly trained PALS Associates perform personalized database searches to determine potential eligibility for clinical trials and then provide you with information to discuss with your doctor.

I urge you to contact PALS about clinical trials. When you have more options, you have more hope.

Bud McKonly
Pancreatic cancer survivor and
clinical trial participant

PALS Associates are available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT at 877-272-6226 and at to answer questions and provide personalized clinical trial information.