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pancreatic cancer survivor Steven Lewis
Survivor Stories
June 19, 2019 • 5 Min

Twice Facing Pancreatic Cancer

Steven Lewis has faced down pancreatic cancer twice–first with a Whipple, chemo and radiation; then with liver surgery for metastasis.

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.

Pancreatic cancer survivors Scott and Steve Nelson
Survivor Stories
June 6, 2019 • 5 Min

Younger Brother’s Pancreatic Cancer Leads to Regular Screening for his Oldest Brother

When Scott Nelson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, oldest brother Steve began regular screening, which lead to his early diagnosis.

pancreatic cancer patient Rachel Moreno
Survivor Stories
May 23, 2019 • 3 Min

Relocating For Pancreatic Cancer Treatment and a Clinical Trial

Rachel Moreno knew she would need help during treatment but moving in with her son also gave her access to a clinical trial.

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.

UVa head coach Debbie Ryan
Survivor Stories
March 20, 2019 • 1 Min

Stay in the Moment

Debbie Ryan is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. The now-retired basketball coach applied her coaching philosophy to her treatment.

Steve Merlin, long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, standing in a meadow with the mountains in the background
Survivor Stories
February 22, 2019 • 1 Min

Plenty to Live For

Steven was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in 2012. Now a long-term survivor, he asked himself “What do I have to live for?” There was plenty.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Roy Vinke in the snow
Survivor Stories
February 12, 2019 • 4 Min

Genomic Profiling of my Pancreatic Cancer Gave me a New Lease on Life

When standard treatment did not work for Roy Vinke, he had genomic profiling done. A mutation was found, changing his treatment plan.

Pancreatic cancer researcher Dannielle Engle
Survivor Stories
January 16, 2019 • 1 Min

Hope on the Horizon

In this Survivors Series—Year Two video, meet the doctors and researchers working to find new treatments and early screening tests for pancreatic cancer.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Bob Harris eating ice cream outdoors
Survivor Stories
December 20, 2018 • 4 Min

My Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

In 1968 Bob Harris had a then-rare operation for pancreatic cancer: the Whipple surgery. Despite the side effects Bob has thrived.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Richard Blish and his wife Marian at their wedding
Survivor Stories
December 7, 2018 • 3 Min

The Positive Impact of a Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial

Richard Blish was a healthy, athletic 67-year-old when he developed symptoms of pancreatic cancer. His daughter steered him to a clinical trial for treatment.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Roberta Luna, with her husband and sons
Survivor Stories
November 29, 2018 • 4 Min

Living with Pancreatic Cancer as a Long-Term Survivor

Roberta Luna has been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2002, but the disease has been part of her life for much longer. Read about her battle.

Randall Swan
Survivor Stories
August 8, 2018 • 6 Min

Before And After: My Pancreatic Cancer

Randall Swan did his homework on the best treatments and clinical trial options in order to do battle with pancreatic cancer.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Laurie MacCaskill surrounded by purple and white balloons
Survivor Stories
June 18, 2018 • 4 Min

Embracing Optimism

Laurie MacCaskill is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. She followed a personalized treatment plan, and focused her energy on remaining optimistic.

Marc Binder, a pancreatic cancer survivor, and his wife sit in red Adirondack chairs overlooking water and more land
Survivor Stories
June 5, 2018 • 3 Min

Another Day to Live

Marc Binder is living with stage IV pancreatic cancer, thanks to a personalized treatment plan that allows him to keep active.