Survivor Videos

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pancreatic cancer survivor Miggie Olsson and her husband Tom
Survivor Stories
August 27, 2020 • 1 Min

Watch Me

Miggie Olsson was not willing to accept that nothing could be done for her stage IV pancreatic cancer. She was determined to be a long-term survivor.

long-term survivor Diane Borrison
Survivor Stories
July 22, 2020 • 1 Min

Individuals Can Make a Difference

As a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer Diane Borrison realized that it was important for her to become a committed advocate for this disease.

RIchard Blish and Marian Muir Woods
Survivor Stories
June 18, 2020 • 1 Min

You Can Beat the Odds

Richard Blish, a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, was directed to a clinical trial by his immunologist daughter. The trial saved his life.

Amy and Mom
Survivor Stories
May 8, 2020 • 1 Min

I’m Going to Beat This

Amy Zaterman is a long-term survivor who relied on her mother for support during treatment for stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Bill Shrieves and his wife Jean
Survivor Stories
April 27, 2020 • 1 Min

Hope and Support

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Bill Shrieves founded a nonprofit to bring more information about the disease to his rural community.

Rachel Moreno singing in the rain
Survivor Stories
March 27, 2020 • 1 Min

You Can Win This Fight

Rachel Moreno credits long-term survivor status to her choice to move to her son’s in Michigan for treatment, where she found a doctor and a clinical trial.

Researchers at the Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Survivor Stories
February 20, 2020 • 1 Min

Hope For All Stages

The doctors and researchers at the Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center examine different aspects of pancreatic cancer to find better treatments.

Nelson Bros
Survivor Stories
January 22, 2020 • 1 Min

Identify Your Risk Early

Long-term survivor Scott Nelson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, so older brother Steve joined a screening study, which caught his cancer at its earliest stages.

Camille Moses looking at her garden
Survivor Stories
December 19, 2019 • 1 Min

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

Let’s Win kicks off Year Three of its Survivors Series of videos. The 2020 videos will feature patients with genetic mutations and more researchers.

laboratory technician
Survivor Stories
November 18, 2019 • 1 Min

An Army of Investigators—Pancreatic Cancer Doctors and Researchers

The doctors and researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT are working hard to develop new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Ronda Ayala
Survivor Stories
October 28, 2019 • 1 Min

“She Saved My Life”

Ronda became an advocate after her Whipple surgery, but credits neuroendocrine cancer advocate Maryann with saving her life by insisting on follow-up.

Camille Moses
Survivor Stories
August 22, 2019 • 1 Min

You Can Overcome It

When Camille Moses was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she was told to go home to die. She got a second opinion and is now a 7-year survivor.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Cedric Robins Sr., his son, and another family member
Survivor Stories
July 30, 2019 • 1 Min

Truly Grateful

Cedric Robins, Sr., is truly grateful to be a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. He knew something wasn’t right and he listened to his body.

Ed Duncan and his daughters in the water below the Golden Gate Bridge as part of a cross-bay swim
Survivor Stories
June 12, 2019 • 1 Min

Every Day is a Good Day

Ed Duncan is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. As survivor he has a stronger appreciation for life, and a renewed bond with his wife Kathie.

Chris Parrish (right) and her mother (left)
Survivor Stories
May 7, 2019 • 1 Min

Be Your Own Best Advocate

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, long-term survivor Chris Parrish found she had to be her own advocate to get a chance at survival.