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pancreatic cancer patient William Ramshaw
Survivor Stories
May 20, 2020 • 5 Min

Chicken Enchiladas and Pancreatic Cancer

For William Ramshaw, a typical meal of Mexican food led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, including a Whipple procedure and chemoradiation.

pancreatic cancer patient Beverly Leighton and her family
Survivor Stories
May 7, 2020 • 4 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Caught Early Because of My Vigilance

Beverly Leighton joined a screening study and underwent genetic testing because of her family history of pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Harvey Parker and his wife and daughters
Survivor Stories
April 24, 2020 • 5 Min

Genetic Testing Leads Me to a PARP Inhibitor Trial

Harvey Parker had genetic testing as part of his initial pancreatic cancer treatment. The BRCA2 mutation led him to a PARP inhibitor clinical trial.

Andrea Barkstrom and her family in front of a red barn
Survivor Stories
March 31, 2020 • 5 Min

Strong Like a Dinosaur

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on her 40th birthday, Andrea Barkstrom receives chemotherapy and is living up to her motto: Strong Like a Dinosaur.

Pancreatic cancer patient Robert Weker in Florence, Italy, along the river
Survivor Stories
March 18, 2020 • 9 Min

Picking a Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

When Robert Weker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he believed a clinical trial was his best chance of reducing the tumor enough for a Whipple.

Pancreatic cancer patient John Sherry and his wife, in sunglasses
Survivor Stories
March 5, 2020 • 2 Min

Facing Life’s Challenges

The first time John Sherry faced pancreatic cancer he had part of his pancreas removed; the second time he had a Whipple procedure.

Pancreatic cancer survivor John O'Grady standing in front of a purple and white quilt he made
Survivor Stories
February 21, 2020 • 7 Min

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer and Inspiring Others

When John O’Grady realized he was going to survive pancreatic cancer, he beganinto helping other patients by volunteering with PanCAN and making quilts.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Larry Nicolet, his wife, and grandchildren
Survivor Stories
January 20, 2020 • 3 Min

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer Three Times

Jaundice brought Larry Nicolet to the doctor but took three tries, including a Whipple procedure, for him to be clean of pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer survivor Miggie Olsson and her husband Tom
Survivor Stories
January 15, 2020 • 5 Min

Each Person Is a Statistic of One

When Miggie Olsson was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer she opted for a science-based unusual treatment plan to have a chance at survival.

Ed O'Connor and family
Survivor Stories
January 14, 2020 • 5 Min

At a Crossroads for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Ed O’Connor has been getting chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer since 2016. His disease is stable and he has to decide whether to cut back on the chemo.

microscope image of crystals
Research
January 7, 2020 • 5 Min

New Guidelines on the Use of Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

New clinical guidelines from the American Society for Radiation Oncology will help clarify the best uses of radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.

PARP inibitor olaparib
Research
December 23, 2019 • 5 Min

Looking Back at the Year in Research: 2019

Research highlights of 2019 include: approval of a PARP inhibitor, artificial intelligence to diagnose pancreatic cysts, and updated radiation guidelines.

abstract image with greens and other colors
Research
November 15, 2019 • 2 Min

Precision Radiotherapy to Make Pancreatic Tumors Removable

A clinical trial tests a precision radiation technique called intensity-modulated radiation therapy against locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Smith "Jim" Apisanthanarax, radiation oncologist
Treatments
November 4, 2019 • 6 Min

Radiation Therapy to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Smith Apisarnthanarax, a radiation oncologist, details the different types of radiation therapy given to pancreatic cancer patients.

Julie Sutcliffe in her lab
Research
October 4, 2019 • 5 Min

Harnessing the Power of Radionuclide Therapy

Julie Sutcliffe is working with targeted radionuclide therapy to go after pancreatic cancer cells that have spread beyond the pancreas.