ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he's in "near remission" of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is "kind of mind-boggling."
NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has been diagnosed with stage two pancreatic cancer. The 60-year-old Sorenson will continue to lead the company while he undergoes...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working.
Sparks Mayor Ron Smith battling pancreatic cancer
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks Mayor Ron Smith says he's battling cancer.
He says he may miss a few meetings and events, but that the disease was caught early and that both he and his doctors are "very positive" he will respond well to treatment.
Smith was sworn in as Sparks' 25th mayor in early November. He succeeded Mayor Geno Martini, the city's longest serving mayor.
Johnny Clegg, musician and cancer survivor, awaits hard road
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Johnny Clegg says he is an "outlier" who has survived pancreatic cancer for the last few years, but he is preparing for hard times ahead.
Clegg, whose multi-racial bands during white minority rule in South Africa attracted an international following, spoke about mortality in an interview with South African news channel eNCA. He said he now enjoys things such as growing flowers and feeding birds in his garden.
Couple pledge $1M to cancer research at university
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio husband and wife have pledged $1 million to expand pancreatic cancer research at the University of Toledo.
The university says the gift from Hal and Susan Fetterman, of Toledo, will fund research into pancreatic cancer treatment. The National Cancer Institute says pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
CHICAGO (AP) — Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn't spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday.
The results indicate the powerful chemotherapy treatment known as folfirinox will likely become standard of care for the minority of patients whose pancreatic cancer is diagnosed early enough to be removed by surgery, experts not involved in the study said.
Henry Ford Health System said Monday it received a $20 million donation that is targeted at creating new ways to detect the pancreatic cancer in its early stages and improve chances at surviving the deadly disease.
The money from an anonymous donor will be used to create the Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center, meant to become a hub for national and international collaboration on pancreatic cancer research, according to the Detroit-based system.
DETROIT (AP) — Henry Ford Health System says a $20 million gift will help launch a center to develop new methods to detect pancreatic cancer earlier.
La Siesta Mexican Restaurant is known for serving quality food.
But the fine cuisine is not the only thing that has attracted patrons to the eatery located at 180 S. Kennedy Drive in Bradley. For about 20 years, general manager Jorge Trevino has drawn customers through the door and kept them coming back through his infectious personality.
Family past inspires doctor to work for patients’ futures
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — What motivates Dr. William Breitbart to work with pancreatic cancer patients in an effort to squeeze a few more meaningful months into their lives? The short answer is that Breitbart is the child of Holocaust survivors.
Fundraiser Scheduled for Longmont Police Officer with Pancreatic Cancer
The Longmont Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 6 is raising money through a series of a events for an officer battling pancreatic cancer.
The next scheduled event is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., where $1 per pint will be donated to Kyle Zulauf and his family .
The event also will feature food from Good Eats Grille, yard games with prizes and live music by All About the Brass.
Survival rates are slowly improving for Nebraska’s #3 cancer killer
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - Nebraskans are encouraged to “wear purple with a purpose” in order to raise awareness about what’s considered the world’s toughest form of cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in Nebraska and in the U.S.
Melinda Thach, a volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, says she strives to teach more people about the disease and how to spot it.
Strongsville recognizes Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in annual holiday lighting display
Strongsville recognizes Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in annual holiday lighting display
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Since 2004, Strongsville's annual Winter Wonderland – a sprawling, colorful display of Christmas lights and decorations in the city commons at Pearl and Royalton roads – has been a source of pride for residents and town leaders.
DANBURY - As a clinical researcher who spends most of his time at his oncology practice, Dr. Richard Frank has few conversations more agonizing than those with his pancreatic cancer patients.
They ask how long they have. Frank tells them there’s no reason to despair, because remarkable things happen when people have hope.
Every November, we celebrate a rich tradition of thanking everyone who has touched our lives in some way with the annual holiday of Thanksgiving. What one may not realize, however, is that November is also the month when we honor the survivors and remember the victims of pancreatic cancer.
“You wanna go fishing?”
“Let’s go shoot some pheasants, if you feel like it.”
Those are not dumb things to say to someone with pancreatic cancer, suggested John Moisan, when he spoke with the Capital Journal a few days before Sunday’s “Light the Capitol Purple” event.
Various kinds of cancer have been assigned corresponding colors – for example, pink is for breast cancer, orange for leukemia. Purple is the color assigned to pancreatic cancer.
SCRANTON — Friends and family of John “Jack” Archer planned a fundraiser to defray costs of his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, but he never lived to see it happen. Archer, 64, of Scranton had been sick with pancreatic cancer for just 10 weeks before he died Sept. 14. The March for Arch event Sunday at Waldorf Park Social Club was filled with laughter and fond memories of Archer, who was the store manager at Gerrity’s Supermarkets on Meadow Avenue for 22 years. An estimated 800 people attended and paid the $20 admission donation, said fundraiser committee member Jason Blew. Archer’s family anticipates a wash of medical bills, and money raised will be used to help pay them. The family also plans to donate money for cancer research. — JON O’CONNELL
Recording a dying man’s farewell to his family
DALLASTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When Penny and Adam found out his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer gave him only eight months to live, the duo pushed up their wedding.
He wanted to leave a message for his wife and kids. Something private. Not journalism. But he needed a journalist to help.
Adam Trout died last Wednesday.
I had spent the previous Sunday with Adam in his Dallastown living room as he struggled to say goodbye to his wife and children.
Next month, school colors at Lewiston Elementary School will seemingly turn purple.
“It’s like a purple party all of November,” explained the school’s administrative assistant, Bobbie Greiner. For the fourth straight year, students and staff at Lewiston will don the color in support of World Wide Pancreatic Cancer Day on Nov. 16. That date might seem like a long way off to some, but it doesn’t to the students at Lewiston.
Owning It: Executive coach Judith Glaser charts a course for productive conversations
Judith Glaser doesn’t take anything at face value. So when a doctor told her she had pancreatic cancer and would live for two weeks to two years, she dug in her heels against the deadliest form of the disease.
“The hardest thing was to create a frame around me that didn’t allow that to be the truth,” the 71-year-old Norwalk resident said. “I am tackling my biggest life challenge and feeling like it’s going in the right direction.”
GREENWICH — Greenwich High School junior Shobhita Sundaram collected first place at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for her research on pancreatic cancer detection on Saturday. Sundaram is the first GHS student ever to win the competition.
“This is a huge deal,” said Andrew Bramante, who teaches Sundaram in his GHS independent science research course. “It is very difficult to place for an award there. First is near impossible.”
GREENWICH — The town has formally declared Nov. 17 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
First Selectman Peter Tesei handed a proclamation of the designation to Ruth Shu, a representative of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and a more than 10-year survivor of the disease.
Recently I wrote a article regarding my battle with pancreatic cancer.
In 2013, my wife Peggy located a lump in the right breast. A biopsy concluded it was a malignancy.
Now, one thing I know about her after 59 years of marriage is she likes her privacy and health issues are near the top of her list.
At first she was reluctant to discuss the results with me, let alone anyone else. Following surgery and the chemo treatment she began to be more open to discussion.
Paramus councilwoman a driving force behind Sunday’s Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
Jeanne Weber wants those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer to have a better chance at survival than her late husband Ron, who lost his battle to the disease in 2005.
That's why the Paramus councilwoman has been leading a grassroots effort in her neighborhood that, since 2007, has raised more than $1 million for cancer research, specifically the kind that would make it easier to catch the disease early.
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