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pancreatic cancer survivor Enrico Crisafi and his wife
Survivor Stories
August 31, 2020 • 4 Min

Confidence in My Treatment

After he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, retired 9/11 first responder Enrico Crisafi found a doctor he believed in, and who believed in him.

pancreatic cancer survivor Jacqueline Sims-Mayes
Survivor Stories
December 18, 2019 • 6 Min

Blessed to Be Here and Healthy

Jacqueline Sims-Mayes is blessed to be a pancreatic cancer survivor. Her faith helped her through a difficult recovery from Whipple surgery.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Diane Borrison and family
Survivor Stories
October 25, 2019 • 3 Min

Thirteen Survival Years and Counting

Diane Borrison’s doctor consulted the experts at academic hospitals to choose a treatment plan including Whipple surgery.

pancreatic cancer survivor Rob Stuardi
Survivor Stories
April 3, 2019 • 4 Min

Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Lead to Marathoning

Rob Stuardi had three bouts of pancreatitis before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He shares his joy of recovery running marathons to raise money for research.

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.

pancreatic cancer patient Susan Zbacnik and her husband
Survivor Stories
August 1, 2017 • 6 Min

Taking Nothing For Granted

After Whipple surgery and chemoradiation, Susan Zbacnik had molecular profiling, genetic testing, and joined an Immunotherapy clinical trial.

Pancreatic cancer patient Irwin Greenblatt and his wife Audrey
Survivor Stories
July 19, 2017 • 5 Min

Hope and a Chance to Fight

Irwin Greenblatt just wanted a chance, so after Whipple surgery he agreed to join a chemotherapy clinical trial. His wife Audrey tells their story.

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.

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