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Researchers at the Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center

Hope For All Stages

The doctors and researchers at the Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center (Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania) examine different aspects of pancreatic cancer to find better treatments.
Pancreatic cancer survivors Scott and Steve Nelson

Identify Your Risk Early

After Scott Nelson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, his older brother Steve joined a pancreatic cancer screening study, which caught the cancer at its earliest stages.
Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Ronda Ayala

“She Saved My Life”

Ronda was told she was cured of neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer after her Whipple and became an advocate for others. But Maryann of NCAN insisted she get follow-up appointments; sure enough a recurrence of her cancer was found.
Camille Moses long term pancreatic cancer survivor, right in teal shirt

You Can Overcome It

When Camille Moses was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she was told to go home to die. She got a second opinion and is now a 7-year survivor.
Pancreatic cancer survivor Cedric Robins Sr., his son, and another family member in dark suits and purple shirts

Truly Grateful

Cedric Robins, Sr., is truly grateful to be a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. He knew something wasn't right and he listened to his body.
Ed Duncan and his daughters in the water below the Golden Gate Bridge as part of a cross-bay swim

Every Day is a Good Day

Ed Duncan is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. As survivor he has a stronger appreciation for life, and a renewed bond with his wife Kathie.
long-term pancretic cancer survivor Chris Parrish (right) and her mother (left)

Be Your Own Best Advocate

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, long-term survivor Chris Parrish found she had to be her own advocate to get a chance at survival.
UVa head coach Debbie Ryan waves to the crowd alongside her team after beating Clemson 2-26-06.

Stay in the Moment

Debbie Ryan is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. The now-retired basketball coach applied her coaching philosophy to her treatment.
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