Our group is open to people living with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. We aim to provide an open and accepting space to share experiences, questions, fears and support with others who "get it." Topics include coping strategies, treatment planning, diet, supplemental medicine and relationships.
American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures 2022, released today, reports that the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer has increased to 11%.
Clinical trials are research studies that investigate new treatments or new combinations of treatments. Pancreatic cancer clinical trials are necessary to determine whether new treatments developed in the laboratory are beneficial to people living with pancreatic cancer.
SAVE THE DATE:
Clinical Trials Webinar
Thursday, January 27 - 11am PT / 2pm ET
"Early Detection and Better Treatments: How Testing Plays a Critical Role took place on on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Please click link below to watch the pre recorded program.
Since 2008, they’ve been hosting events to bring awareness and funds to pancreatic cancer. They have organized 5K walks, 10K runs, pancake breakfasts, pizza parties, 20-mile bike rides and more, including many years of hosting PanCAN PurpleStride Orange County. Sometimes they have hosted 25 to 30 events in any given year. Supporting people who are fighting pancreatic cancer is their top priority.
Editor’s note: In honor of Physician Assistant’s Week (Oct. 6-12), we bring you the story of Brittany Holloway. She’s a PanCAN volunteer leader from our Columbus, Ohio Affiliate. Inspired by the extraordinary physician assistant who cared for her mom throughout her pancreatic cancer journey, Brittany is studying to become a physician assistant.
It’s been 10 years since legendary Apple Inc., Co-founder Steve Jobs passed away at only 56 years old after battling pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (or PNETs) account for only 7% of all pancreatic cancer tumors and tend to grow slower than exocrine tumors, the most common type of pancreas tumors. Jobs survived eight years before dying of the disease on Oct. 5, 2011.
It’s been 14 years since Ross Schwartz of Costa Mesa, Calif., lost his mom, Robin Joy Schwartz, to pancreatic cancer. He was only 11 years old at the time. After feeling a tugging at his heart to get involved, Ross connected with several members of the PanCAN Orange County Affiliate of volunteers.
Jamie Foltz, who lost her mother to pancreatic cancer, spoke with two longtime PanCAN supporters, both pancreatic cancer survivors, Roberta Luna, Orange County Affiliate and Matt Wilson, Delaware Affiliate on the subject.