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Maryanne Winchester
Survivor Stories
March 28, 2024 • 5 Min

Faith, Hope, and Perseverance

Maryanne Winchester credits faith, hope, and perseverance for getting her through three types of chemotherapy, radioembolization and a pancreatectomy.

Pancreatic cancer patient Matthew Rosenblum, his partner Natalie, and their dog Monique
Survivor Stories
March 15, 2024 • 4 Min

Sometimes Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

Matthew Rosenblum thought his time was limited after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis at age 32, but he’s a BRCA2 carrier, which opened treatment options.

pancreatic cancer survivor Dave Paffenroth and wife Wendy
Survivor Stories
January 10, 2024 • 8 Min

Always Insist On More

Dave Paffenroth’s wife Wendy was an extraordinary caregiver, coordinating treatments and family support during pancreatic cancer treatment.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Kay Zedd Kesser
Survivor Stories
November 2, 2023 • 8 Min

A Family Tree Bent but Not Broken by Pancreatic Cancer

When Kay Zedd Kesser looks around her family tree, she sees pancreatic cancer everywhere. But screening saved Kay’s life.

pancreatic cancer patient Barbara Green in a hot pink wig
Survivor Stories
October 9, 2023 • 3 Min

Changing Course Midstream

Barbara Green wasn’t happy with her doctors, so she took the advice of her support group, was an advocate for herself, and changed doctors.

Radiation Whole Abdomen
Research
September 21, 2023 • 2 Min

Testing the Addition of a New Drug to Radiation Therapy for Localized Pancreatic Cancer

In combination with radiation treatment, researchers are testing a new drug that causes DNA damage to make that treatment more effective.

Cathleen Janosko
Survivor Stories
July 11, 2023 • 4 Min

Genetic Profiling Leads to a Clinical Trial

With treatment not working and nothing to lose, Cathleen Janosko did her research and got help finding a clinical trial to match her tumor’s mutation.

Pancreatic cancer patient Richard Liles
Chemotherapy and Radiation
February 6, 2023 • 4 Min

Using Humor to Face Pancreatic Cancer

Richard Liles has a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis but feels it is very important to keep a sense of humor throughout.

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab
Research
December 16, 2022 • 4 Min

NAPOLI-3 Trial Meets Primary Endpoint in Metastatic Disease

Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab explains the early positive results from the NAPOLI-3 clinical trial, testing the NALIRIFOX combination.

Pancreatic cancer patient Rod Devlin at Purple Stride
Survivor Stories
November 30, 2022 • 6 Min

Being Persistent Led to my Cancer Diagnosis

Rod Devlin wasn’t getting an answer to his pain but he was persistent until he finally found a doctor that would give him a scan.

Hector Mendez and his daughter and son
Survivor Stories
November 15, 2022 • 3 Min

Advocating for My Husband has Made the Difference

Nora Mendez had to learn how to advocate for her husband Hector to get him the best possible treatment for stage IV pancreatic cancer.

different foods in special containers against a blue background
Research
September 8, 2022 • 2 Min

Managing Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer with Chemotherapy and Diet

A new clinical trial looks at a special diet that tries to curb a patient’s metabolism to slow cancer growth during chemotherapy.

Shawnee Daniels Sykes
Survivor Stories
August 4, 2022 • 4 Min

A Changing Treatment Plan

Shawnee Daniels-Sykes and her doctors have been changing her treatment plan to match her stage IV pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Ira Sharp
Survivor Stories
June 1, 2022 • 5 Min

The Benefit of Multiple Clinical Trials

Dr. Ira Sharp knew that his best bet for surviving pancreatic cancer was to look for clinical trials as part of his treatment.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Elizabeth O'Connor and her family
Survivor Stories
April 11, 2022 • 6 Min

Cherishing the Simple Things

Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.