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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.

pancreatic cancer patient Martin Abrams
Survivor Stories
August 30, 2022 • 3 Min

Family History Matters

After Martin Abrams lost two siblings to pancreatic cancer, he made sure he was screened regularly because of his family history.

pancreatic cancer survivor Robert Wagar
Survivor Stories
May 5, 2022 • 2 Min

My Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Robert Wagar lost both parents to pancreatic cancer. When his wife found an article about a surveillance study he had an MRI, which found a lesion.

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Research
July 8, 2021 • 2 Min

Reducing Pancreatic Cancer Risk Through Chemoprevention

Dr. Peter Allen leads a clinical trial of chemoprevention–the use of a medication to prevent IPMNs from developing into pancreatic cancer.

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Research
September 23, 2019 • 6 Min

Machine-Learning Assay May Improve Pancreatic Cyst Management

Dr. Anne Marie Lennon explains CompCyst, the artificial intelligence-based assay that can determine the best treatment for pancreatic cysts.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Margie Goldsmith
Survivor Stories
September 5, 2019 • 6 Min

Kicking Pancreatic Cancer’s Butt

When Margie Goldsmith was diagnosed with an IPMN she made it her goal to beat that pancreatic cancer. It took two more tries but she did it.

pancreatic cancer survivor Rob Stuardi
Survivor Stories
April 3, 2019 • 4 Min

Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Lead to Marathoning

Rob Stuardi had three bouts of pancreatitis before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He shares his joy of recovery running marathons to raise money for research.

Pancreatic cancer patient Lee Wonnacott on his motorcycle
Survivor Stories
December 8, 2017 • 5 Min

Quality of Life and Following My Dream

Lee Wonnacott valued his quality of life when he chose treatment for IPMN. Now he rides his motorcycle around the country to honor veterans.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Rosemary Buden
Survivor Stories
November 27, 2017 • 2 Min

Very Fortunate to Have the Whipple

Six years after surgery to remove an IPMN neoplasm, Rosemary Buden found out she had pancreatic cancer and needed a Whipple procedure.