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pancreatic cancer patient Gina Harrison and her grandsons
Survivor Stories
August 18, 2020 • 4 Min

The Value of Molecular Profiling and Genetic Testing

Gina Harrison underwent molecular profiling of her pancreatic tumor, which led her to a clinical trial. Genetic testing showed her BRCA1 mutation was random.

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.

Pancreatic cancer patient Gregg Wittman surrounded by his soccer team, all in purple or white
Survivor Stories
June 3, 2020 • 8 Min

A Second Opinion Changes the Pancreatic Cancer Game Plan

Gregg Wittman’s doctors diagnosed him with stage IV pancreatic cancer, but could never get a good biopsy; a second opinion figured out the reason.

Pancreatic cancer patient Davi D'Agostino with student paintings on a river cruise ship
Survivor Stories
February 10, 2020 • 5 Min

My Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial Journey

After starting pancreatic cancer treatment, Davi D’Agostino discovered she has the BRCA2 mutation, which made her eligible for a clinical trial.

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.

pancreatic cancer patient Adam Deal
Survivor Stories
November 20, 2019 • 6 Min

Tumor RNA Testing Leads to Treatment with a New Drug

When treatment stopped working for Adam Deal, genetic testing of his tumor RNA found a mutation that made him eligible to try a new drug.

long-term survivor Lynne Holcomb
Survivor Stories
August 22, 2019 • 3 Min

I’ll Never Stop Fighting

When Lynne Holcomb was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, she kept fighting through treatment and made it onto a clinical trial.

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.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Chris Parrish
Survivor Stories
July 16, 2019 • 6 Min

My Journey Through Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

When Chris Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, she searched for a program and treatment plan until she found a place that gave her hope.

pancreatic cancer patient Rick Baker and his wife Shelley
Survivor Stories
May 10, 2019 • 5 Min

Molecular Profiling Leads to Non-Standard Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

With stage IV pancreatic cancer, Rick Baker got molecular profiling which helped direct his different treatments, including clinical trials.

pancreatic cancer patient Justin Baker and family
Survivor Stories
March 8, 2019 • 5 Min

Facing Pancreatic Cancer and Making the Most of Borrowed Time

Justin Baker In January 2017, I began to have slight right upper quadrant abdominal pain. I was just about to turn 38. It was the same week my son was born and two weeks prior to taking my oral boards for my board certification as an oral surgeon, the culmination of 15 years of higher […]

pancreatic cancer patient Miriam Hermosa
Survivor Stories
January 30, 2019 • 6 Min

Choosing the Strongest Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Miriam Hermosa decided to take advantage of her relatively good health and try pancreatic cancer treatment with FOLFIRINOX to get more time with her family.

pancreatic cancer patient Allison Lippman Kuban and her husband
Survivor Stories
January 17, 2019 • 7 Min

A Clinical Trial for a Rare Pancreatic Cancer

Allison Lippman Kuban was trying to tolerate a difficult chemotherapy regimen when a mutation was found that qualified her for a clinical trial.

Doron Broman, center left, surrounded by others includ Dr. Kimmie Ng on the far right.
Survivor Stories
October 23, 2018 • 2 Min

Molecular Sequencing Leads to Customized Treatment

When Florida resident Doron Broman was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, his decision to get treated in Boston gave him access a PARP inhibitor for maintenance.

Pancreatic cancer patient Mark Head and his wife and children
Survivor Stories
September 28, 2018 • 6 Min

A Charley Horse Led to Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Discovery

Mark Head thought he had a Charley horse, but it turned out to be a more serious deep vein thrombosis. A scan for the source found a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.