Blog

114 Articles

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.

Joe Pearson and his family
Survivor Stories
January 24, 2024 • 4 Min

Don’t Give Up

Joe Pearson responded so well to chemotherapy that even with a stage III tumor near a blood vessel he was able to have Whipple surgery.

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.

Aqua gloved hands holding lab equipment
Research
January 2, 2024 • 5 Min

Progress and Promise—Research in 2023

What advances were made in 2023 for pancreatic cancer treatments? Where is research headed in the coming year?

Acinar cell pancreatic cancer patient Paul Suntup
Survivor Stories
December 27, 2023 • 7 Min

A Long Journey That Began With Pancreatitis

Paul Suntup’s diagnosis of acinar cell pancreatic cancer was just the start of a long treatment journey, but he’s still here.

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.

Andy Lyons
Survivor Stories
September 13, 2023 • 6 Min

A Cancer-Free Life 25 Years in the Making

Andy Lyons lost many family members to pancreatic cancer. With such a family history he knew to be proactive and get screened regularly.

pancreatic cancer patient Dan Grunfeld
Survivor Stories
August 30, 2023 • 4 Min

Lots and Lots of Research Leads to a Better Outcome

Dan Grunfeld put his experience as a chemist to good use as he researched pancreatic cancer treatments to find a clinical trial.

Donna Robinson and family
Survivor Stories
August 17, 2023 • 4 Min

One of the Biggest Tumors They Had Ever Seen

Pancreatectomy surgery to remove her cancer was Donna Robinson’s goal, despite having one of the largest tumors her doctors had ever seen.

Candace Langford and her husband
Survivor Stories
August 1, 2023 • 4 Min

Advances in Treatment Give Me Hope

Candace Langford’s honeymoon was hardly over when she found out she had pancreatic cancer. Fortunately she was able to have stereotactic body radiation therapy, which has knocked out her tumor.

Lets Win PC logo
Research
June 30, 2023 • 5 Min

ASCO 2023: Pancreatic Cancer Research Update

The pancreatic cancer research reports from ASCO 2023 focused on different chemotherapy combinations, including immunotherapy.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Mike Emerson, his wife Carol and their dog
Survivor Stories
May 18, 2023 • 3 Min

Blood Clots, a Stroke, and Pancreatic Cancer

Mike Emerson underwent a pancreatectomy followed by two years of chemotherapy and radiation but he’s enjoying life now.