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Michael Whalen and his family
Survivor Stories
December 10, 2021 • 4 Min

Vigilance Leads to Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Michael Whalen searched for someone willing to treat him with chemotherapy.

pancreatic cancer patient Leanne Pierce and family
Survivor Stories
November 29, 2021 • 4 Min

A Second Opinion Leads to Hope for the Future

Leanne Pierce decided to go to a major cancer center for a second opinion after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

DNA image
Research
November 22, 2021 • 2 Min

Using Molecular Tumor Profiling to Determine the Best Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A clinical trial looks at whether molecular subtyping of tumors is effective in determining the best pancreatic cancer treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Francois
Survivor Stories
November 12, 2021 • 6 Min

Taking Life with Pancreatic Cancer One Day at a Time

François has been taking chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer treatment and living one day at a time, to make the most of his life.

pancreatic cancer patient Rita Krueger, her husband and dog
Survivor Stories
November 1, 2021 • 4 Min

Choosing the Right Doctor

Rita Krueger made an important decision that changed her pancreatic cancer treatment when she got a second opinion.

pancreatic cancer patient Glen Trotiner
Survivor Stories
October 19, 2021 • 8 Min

My Two-Year Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

When filmmaker Glen Trotiner was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he learned a new meaning for “treatment.”

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Helene Avraham-Katz and her family
Survivor Stories
September 23, 2021 • 5 Min

The Butterfly Effect and Living Every Day to My Fullest

Because Helene Avraham-Katz has the BRCA2 mutation, certain chemotherapies work better and she is eligible for specific clinical trials.

pancreatic cancer survivor Bob Minetti
Survivor Stories
August 16, 2021 • 2 Min

A Clinical Trial Saved My Life

Bob Minetti and his doctors believe that a clinical trial saved his life after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

2020 Witches of St. Andrews charity bicycle ride
Survivor Stories
June 24, 2021 • 3 Min

Carefully Choosing My Doctor

Doris Bowdoin researched to find the best doctor for her pancreatic cancer. Now she advocates for others through the Witches of St. Andrews.

pancreatic cancer patient Chris Treubert
Survivor Stories
May 28, 2021 • 3 Min

BRCA Mutation Determines My Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Chris Treubert started with one type of chemotherapy but when the results of genetic testing showed a BRCA mutation he changed treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Thomas Stachler
Survivor Stories
May 4, 2021 • 2 Min

You Only Have One Life to Live

Tom Stachler traveled from his home in Michigan to an expert surgeon in Wisconsin to have Whipple surgery for his pancreatic cancer.

Research
April 5, 2021 • 2 Min

Adaptive Pre-Surgery Therapy for Patients with Localized Pancreatic Cancer

Will a flexible approach to neoadjuvant treatment work better for pancreatic cancer patients with tumors that can be removed surgically?

pancreatic cancer patient Barbara Wojciechowski
Survivor Stories
March 2, 2021 • 2 Min

Pancreatic Cancer During the Pandemic

Barbara Wojciechowski was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as the pandemic was rising, affecting her family support during treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Eric Lasner in his racecar
Survivor Stories
February 4, 2021 • 7 Min

My Most Challenging Race

Eric Lasner faced Whipple surgery, chemotherapy with FOLFIRINOX, and radiation, in order to get back to closed circuit road racing.

pancreatic cancer patient Irma Infante
Survivor Stories
November 30, 2020 • 4 Min

A Second Opinion Makes the Difference

Irma Infante refused to give up after a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She went for a second opinion and better treatment options.