Survivor Videos

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Martin Abrams, in purple with Survivor on his shirt, surrounded by his team at the 2019 Lustgarten Walk
Survivor Stories
November 23, 2022 • 1 Min

Early Detection Saved My Life

Martin Abrams and his daughter Tova have a family history of pancreatic cancer, so a screening program and early detection are paramount.

Long-term PNET survivor Tom Dinwiddie
Survivor Stories
October 17, 2022 • 1 Min

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

When long-term survivor Tom Dinwiddie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer he found doctors willing to treat him.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Roxanne Waling
Survivor Stories
September 22, 2022 • 1 Min

The Optimist

Roxanne Waling is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, and she credits her integrative oncology team for helping her through.

Roberta Luna and family, Laurie MacCaskill, Ed and Kathie Duncan, Steven Merlin, Camille Moses
Survivor Stories
September 13, 2022 • 7 Min

Catching Up With Survivors

How are some of our long-term survivors doing? Roberta Luna, Steven Merlin, Camille Moses, Ed Duncan, and Laurie MacCaskill tell all.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Earl Groce, his son and grandson
Survivor Stories
August 18, 2022 • 1 Min

Looking Forward to Tomorrow

Earl Groce is a long-term survivor of stage IV pancreatic cancer. He credits the clinical trial he was on with giving him time.

Long-term survivor Lynne Holcomb and her family
Survivor Stories
July 22, 2022 • 1 Min

Never Ever Ever Give Up

Lynne Holcomb turned to a clinical trial when standard treatment was not stopping her stage IV pancreatic cancer.

Long-term survivor Roy Vinke and his dog sitting on a deck overlooking mountains and a lake
Survivor Stories
June 16, 2022 • 1 Min

Another Chance at Life

Molecular profiling of long-term survivor Roy Vinke’s tumor and found a mismatch repair deficiency, which changed his treatment.

Long-term survivor Elizabeth O'Connor and her family
Survivor Stories
May 4, 2022 • 1 Min

The Mother I’ve Always Wanted To Be

Despite a long struggle with pancreatic cancer, long-term survivor Elizabeth O’Connor wants as much time as possible with her children.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Helene Avraham-Katz
Survivor Stories
April 28, 2022 • 1 Min

Breathe Happy

When Helene Avraham-Katz was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she and her family made the decision to fight it with everything they could.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Joel Weiss and his wife Debrah
Survivor Stories
March 31, 2022 • 1 Min

Whatever It Takes To Get Through This

Pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Joel Weiss was treated in New York because the treatment he wanted was not available in Canada at that time.

pancreatic cancer survivor Sheila Sky Kasselman and Sky Foundation members
Survivor Stories
February 24, 2022 • 1 Min

I Didn’t Expect to Be Doing This

Sheila Sky Kasselman, a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, started a foundation to help others after recovering from Whipple surgery.

long-term survivor Barry Hendrickson
Survivor Stories
January 27, 2022 • 1 Min

If You Believe You Can Do This . . .

Barry Hendrickson spent much of his career helping cancer patients with hair loss, but he never expected to be in their shoes.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Kim Vernick
Survivor Stories
December 16, 2021 • 1 Min

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Series—Year Five

Every year, long-term survivors share their inspiring stories about surviving pancreatic cancer and thriving after.

Pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Angella Dixon-Watson and her husband Ira
Survivor Stories
November 23, 2021 • 1 Min

I’m Still Here

As a five-year pancreatic cancer survivor, Angella Dixon-Watson considers it her mission to educate others about this disease.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Carolynn Kiel in purple sunglasses at a PanCAN Purple Stride event
Survivor Stories
October 28, 2021 • 1 Min

I Made It

Long-term survivor Carolynn Kiel lost her mother and sister to pancreatic cancer, so she learned to stay vigilant,