As a gastrointestinal radiation oncologist, Dr. Aguilera and his team are committed to studying these cancers as their battleground against cancer. Given poor outcomes, major advancements that impact survival are just around the corner. With Dr. Aguilera's expertise in ablative radiation for pancreatic cancer and his involvement in pancreatic cancer clinical trials, his group has the specific motivation to play an important role in coming advancements.
This painting by Stanley Chiu was inspired by his fight with pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, not every battle is won — particularly in pancreatic cancer. What matters to us is the evaluation and implementation of the most promising strategies, inspired by those who have struggled, that we expect will improve survival.