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Long-term PNET survivor Tom Dinwiddie
Survivor Stories
October 17, 2022 • 1 Min

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

When long-term survivor Tom Dinwiddie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer he found doctors willing to treat him.

pancreatic cancer patient Robin Schroeder
Survivor Stories
July 11, 2022 • 8 Min

Changing My Life for the Better

Robin Schroeder was an avid runner before her pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis. Now she’s back competing in half-marathons.

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patient Robert Girdwain and his wife
Survivor Stories
April 22, 2022 • 5 Min

Facing Ongoing Treatment for PNET

Robert Girdwain faces ongoing treatment for his PNET (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor) but relies on his faith to see him through.

Black and white photo of vials of water with black tops
Research
April 6, 2022 • 2 Min

Testing a Thyroid Cancer Drug to Treat Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Researchers are testing a thyroid drug to see if it is effective against pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, among other cancers.

Abby Pezzulo and family
Survivor Stories
January 7, 2022 • 4 Min

Tomorrow Is a New Day

Abby Pezzulo was an active young working mother when she was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patient Lisa Tayman and family
Survivor Stories
September 9, 2021 • 6 Min

An Unexpected Diagnosis of PNET

Lisa Tayman was surprised to discover that the shoulder pain she had was from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patient Randi C. Ervin
Survivor Stories
August 27, 2021 • 4 Min

A Life-Saving, Life-Changing Diagnosis

Randi C. Ervin’s primary care doctor suspected she had something more than prediabetes. Testing showed pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.

PNET patient Jason McMurtrie
Survivor Stories
April 16, 2021 • 2 Min

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Caught By Chance

When Jason McMurtrie found out he had a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor he chose laparoscopic surgery; now he’s back traveling with his wife.

pancreatic cancer survivor Angella Dixon-Watson and her family
Survivor Stories
December 23, 2020 • 8 Min

Gift of Another Breath

Angella Dixon-Watson is grateful for her treatment team and the support of her family as she faced pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.

Pancreatic cancer patient Barbara Washburn
Survivor Stories
October 21, 2020 • 2 Min

A Heart Scan Finds Pancreatic Cancer

Barbara Washburn went for a heart scan because of a family history of heart disease. She never expected the scan to find neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer!

Pancreatic cancer patient Amy Zaterman and her husband Sean Seltzer
Survivor Stories
June 29, 2020 • 14 Min

Planning for My Future

Amy Zaterman was 30 when she was diagnosed with stage IV PNET, but she found a doctor who believed in her and never gave up.

Dr. Andrea Califano
Research
January 31, 2020 • 7 Min

Taking a Systems Biology Approach to Find a New Pancreatic Cancer Target

Dr. Andrea Califano is using systems biology and cell regulators to find new targets in the search for ways to stop pancreatic cancer cells.

pancreatic cancer survivor Tom Bajoras and his wife
Survivor Stories
December 5, 2019 • 7 Min

Where Sorrow and Joy Meet

Musician and producer Tom Bajoras has focused on the sorrow, joy, and beauty of life as he fights PNET with standard and new treatments.

long-term survivor Tom Dinwiddie and his wife, and their pets
Survivor Stories
August 9, 2019 • 7 Min

After Surviving Pancreatic Cancer, a Moral Obligation to Share

Tom Dinwiddie knew he needed surgery to survive stage IV neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer; he got a new protocol of treatment before surgery.

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.

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