Dr. Casey Duncan, a UTMB surgery resident and lead author of a paper analyzing the options for terminally ill pancreatic cancer patients, visited with Guidry News Service about her research. “My interest is in cancer, and since pancreatic cancer has a lot of room for improvement, that’s why we wanted to focus on pancreatic cancer,” she said. “Unfortunately the chemotherapy and the radiation therapy and the treatments that have developed have not really been that effective.” Thus, she said, providing options for quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients has been the object of her study.