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Pancreatic cancer patient Robert Hessler
Survivor Stories
March 3, 2022 • 3 Min

Using the Lessons of Recovery in my Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Robert Hessler used the lessons he learned as a recovering alcoholic to help him through the challenges of a Whipple procedure.

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.”

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 Richard Lenert and his family
Survivor Stories
March 15, 2021 • 3 Min

Here Today Because of a Whipple Procedure

Rick Lenert had a Whipple procedure for stage I pancreatic cancer, followed by many complications but he’s here 18 years later enjoying life.

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 Harry Sparks and family
Survivor Stories
August 5, 2020 • 3 Min

Why ME?

Harry Sparks went for a second opinion after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and was able to have Whipple surgery.

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 Malcolm Robertson and his family
Survivor Stories
April 13, 2020 • 3 Min

A Genetic Mutation Aids My Treatment

Malcolm Robertson carries the BRCA2 mutation, so when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, platinum-based chemo was part of his treatment.

Pancreatic microbiome
Research
February 15, 2019 • 4 Min

Pancreatic Microbiome May Hold the Key To Better Treatment

Dr. Deirdre Cohen’s research into the pancreatic microbiome has found that gut bacteria may directly influence the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Ed Duncan on the water of San Francisco bay, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Survivor Stories
October 11, 2018 • 4 Min

Don’t Ignore Your Symptoms

It took Ed Duncan a long time to recognize that the symptoms he had added up to a very serious disease: pancreatic cancer.

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.

Dr. Anne Marie Lennon
Research
February 14, 2018 • 4 Min

A Simple Blood Test for Early Detection of Eight Cancers Shows Promise

Dr. Anne Marie Lennon explains the CancerSEEK blood test, a liquid biopsy in clinical trials for early detection of eight cancers, including pancreatic.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Leonora Kaufmann
Survivor Stories
January 19, 2018 • 3 Min

Don’t Stop Fighting

Leonora Kaufmann relied on her instinct about pancreatic cancer. Diagnosis at stage I has given her a fighting chance of survival.

pancreatic cancer survivor Sheila Sky Kasselman
Survivor Stories
May 30, 2017 • 3 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Leads to a New Direction

After Sheila Sky Kasselman recovered from pancreatic cancer treatment, she became a pancreatic cancer activist, determined to help find more treatments.