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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.

Earl Groce pancreatic cancer patient at Disney World
Survivor Stories
May 22, 2018 • 7 Min

One of the Luckiest Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Patients Ever

Earl Groce considers himself to be lucky, despite a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer, because he was diagnosed quickly and got on a clinical trial.

Marisa Harris
Survivor Stories
April 13, 2018 • 8 Min

Reimagining the Possible to Survive Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

Marisa Harris was given a devastating diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer. She tapped the power within herself, as well as chemotherapy, to become a long-term survivor.

Pancreatic cancer patient Mike Levine is on his bicycle during a training session for the Ironman Triathlon.
Survivor Stories
February 6, 2018 • 3 Min

Chemotherapy to Survive; Fitness to Thrive

Mike Levine switched oncologists to find chemotherapy that works on his pancreatic cancer. After that he was able to compete in the Ironman Triathlon.

Camille Moses, pancreatic cancer survivor, prepares to ride her bike as part of the Miami Dolphins Cancer Challenge
Survivor Stories
January 8, 2018 • 4 Min

Changing Doctors Changed My Prognosis

When Camille Moses was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she realized she needed a doctor with an attitude that she could beat the disease.

pancreatic cancer patient Judith Glaser
Survivor Stories
December 21, 2017 • 5 Min

Using the Energy Around Me to Help Me Heal

Judith Glaser’s genetic mutation influenced her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, supported by the healing energy of friends.

Pancreatic cancer patient Rachel Santmyer-Flores and her daughter
Survivor Stories
October 30, 2017 • 3 Min

Take the Time to Consider Your Options

Rachel Santmyer-Flores decided to look at her options before choosing a clinical trial of PEGPH20 for her pancreatic cancer treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Scott Hirshey on his sailboat
Survivor Stories
September 8, 2017 • 4 Min

Celebrating My 5th Anniversary As a Survivor

Scott Hirshey traveled from Detroit to Houston for a Whipple procedure to work with doctors who have expertise in treating pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Robert Glazier
Survivor Stories
August 25, 2017 • 4 Min

Far More Time than I Originally Expected

After a Whipple procedure, SBRT, and chemotherapy, Robert Glazier is staying informed about treatment options for pancreatic cancer.

Jill Pechacek
Survivor Stories
June 12, 2017 • 6 Min

Fighting On To See Her Children Grow Up

Despite aggressive pancreatic cancer, with a BRCA-like genetic mutation, Dr. Jill Pechacek is determined to stay alive to see her children grow up.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Merlin
Survivor Stories
May 4, 2017 • 5 Min

A Clinical Trial Matches My Genetics

Steven Merlin learned that he carried the BRCA2 mutation after he developed pancreatic cancer. He researched and found a clinical trial for BRCA carriers.

pancreatic cancer survivor Sharon Simone
Survivor Stories
March 28, 2017 • 4 Min

Tailoring My Treatment to My Tumor Genetics

After diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Simone had her tumor analyzed. The report on her tumor genetics determined her treatment.

Pancreatic cancer patient Mark Fishman and family
Survivor Stories
February 17, 2017 • 3 Min

Alternating Protocols to Attack Pancreatic Cancer

Working with his oncologist, Dr. Mark Fishman decided to follow non-standard alternating protocols to treat his pancreatic cancer.

pancreatic cancer patient Stephen Bigelsen
Survivor Stories
February 14, 2017 • 4 Min

Taking a Different Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

When Dr. Stephen Bigelsen was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, he found a doctor to created a personalized treatment plan.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Bill Shrieves
Survivor Stories
January 19, 2017 • 3 Min

I Have Pancreatic Cancer; It Does Not Have Me

Bill Shrieves was ready to start a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer when it was found to have spread. He was successfully treated with FOLFIRINOX.