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Oct 21, 2019 - By Julie Vasquez. It was a challenging season for major league baseball’s New York Yankees. Despite a star roster, numerous injuries led to doubt that they would make it to the post-season. But they did. “The best laid plans never play out as you hope,” said Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. “And you have to be prepared to deal with adversity and struggles and adjustments along the way.”This is the same attitude Cashman has had to take in his personal life, too. He lost his father, John, in 2012, just nine months after he was diagnosed with . His father was a leader in the harness racing industry. He was also a powerful influence in Cashman’s life. It was his father’s connection to Yankees owner George Steinbrenner that
Oct 17, 2019 - By Allison Rosenzweig, PhD. Editor’s note: The (PanCAN) Annual Scientific Summit took place earlier this month in Coral Gables, Fla. The event brings together our recent , members of our , the Precision Promise SM adaptive clinical trial team and other special guests to discuss important topics, share ideas and encourage collaboration. "This work wouldn’t have been possible without PanCAN.". "
Oct 10, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. Patient advocacy leaders, including ’s (PanCAN) chief medical officer , gave opening remarks at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) annual on Oct. 8. Designed for new patient advocates and sponsored by the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE), the day-long educational workshop provided nearly 200 attendees with basic training on the role of the FDA and patient advocates in cancer drug development. OCE deputy director Paul Kluetz spotlighted patient advocacy organizations as key to this process, including the event’s supporting organizations: PanCAN, LUNGevity Foundation and the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
Oct 7, 2019 - By Carly Eskin. “This is going to be rough,” Raymond Penn said after a deep sigh, “but I tell my story to everybody.”Penn lost his wife, Laura, to less than a year ago. He’s been telling his story ever since. They met when they were just 13 years old. “From the first day I met her, we started a conversation. Every time we were together, we would just talk.” They spent the next 44 years talking – about their children (a daughter and two sons), their grandchild, their love and their shared passion for helping others. Penn, a Navy veteran, and Laura spent their free time supporting causes that affected their friends and loved ones. They participated in annual charity walks for breast cancer, colon cancer and autism awareness. Lau.
Oct 2, 2019 - By Maria Magpali. Survivors being honored at PurpleStride Cincinnati. Family and friends from across the country gathering to support a loved one diagnosed with . Volunteers bringing about the first pancreatic cancer walk in their community. Thousands of ‘purple people,’ full of energy and excitement, walking to celebrate friends and loved ones affected by the disease. Team Harry at the inaugural PurpleStride Western New York in Buffalo. These are just a few of the special moments that took place Sept. 28-29, a milestone weekend highlighted by eight PurpleStride events.
Oct 1, 2019 - By Julie Vasquez. Legendary Mexican singer, José José, who was diagnosed with in 2017, died on Saturday, Sept. 28. He was 71 years old. Born José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz, the singer was a six-time Grammy Award nominee for best Latin pop performance and sold millions of albums throughout his career. He received a lifetime achievement award in 2004 from the Latin Recording Academy and was also named their person of the year in 2005. In a posted to YouTube in March 2017, José José shared his pancreatic cancer and his resolve to fight through the illness. Celebrities and dignitaries across the globe, including Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and singers Gloria Estefan and Julio Iglesias, mourn his loss. “He was an extraordi.
Oct 1, 2019 - By Julie Vasquez. Annual "Rest Test" Takes Place in Retailers Across the Country During October With a Goal of Raising $250,000. MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – (October 1, 2019) The (PanCAN), a leading patient advocacy organization, is pleased to announce that longtime corporate supporter Tempur-Pedic will launch its annual "Rest Test" program today with the goal of raising $250,000.
Sep 30, 2019 - By PanCAN Staff. The Tempur-Pedic® Rest Test is back for the 10th straight year! What is the Rest Test? From Oct. 1-31, Tempur-Pedic® will donate $10 to PanCAN for each person who tries a Tempur-Pedic mattress at a and then validates their Rest Test at . A maximum $250,000 donation from Tempur-Pedic is possible, depending on the number of Rest Test validations. A longtime (PanCAN) , Tempur-Pedic has been key to raising awareness and funding for PanCAN. They funded a 2013 AACR Inaugural Research Acceleration Network Grant in memory of Tim Miller, brother of Tempur-Pedic executive Todd Miller, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. Tempur-Pedic has raised funds for the cause through a variety of programs: the Tempur-Pedic Hugs B.
Sep 26, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently released new about the evolving role of in . Designed to offer to healthcare professionals, the guidelines were crafted by a task force of radiation, medical and surgical oncologists, as well as other members of the medical professional and patient communities. “Today, we have more ways to deliver higher doses of radiation than ever before,” said , member of the ASTRO pancreatic cancer task force and the ’s (PanCAN) . “In certain cases, we’re seeing how these changes are making the treatment more effective, safer and easier on patients – which is incredibly exciting.”The guidelines include recommendations on when to use or not use radiation, the t.
Sep 26, 2019 - By Kristin Reynolds. While greeting festival-goers stopping by the (PanCAN) information table at the earlier this month, won’t forget the gentleman who stopped by to share that he had recently lost his father to . "Tears filled his eyes," said Gentry-Barth, a PanCAN leader who traveled from her home in Cincinnati for the event. Danielle Gentry-Barth, a PanCAN volunteer leader, with her family at the "Dirty Dancing Festival."
Sep 23, 2019 - By Allison Rosenzweig, PhD. Editor’s note: Last week we introduced you to survivor, . He was diagnosed with in October 2017 at the age of 32. “I had no clue that anything was wrong with me.”After Adam Deal received his metastatic pancreatic cancer , he thought back to the previous year, wondering if he’d missed any . “I was tired, but we had a 4- and 3-year-old at the time, so that could explain the factor,” he recalled. “I worked out six days a week, so my abs and back were sore all the time. It was never excruciating , so I could explain that symptom away, too.”Lastly, Deal was , which was the symptom that convinced his wife Amanda that he should see a doctor. “It was only when I was weighed right before my that I realized.
Sep 18, 2019 - By Laura Brigandi. Today, the (PanCAN) joins the (AACR) and the medical research community for the 7th annual Rally for Medical Research National Day of Action. Approximately 350 organizations and institutions are uniting with one voice to urge Congress to continue to make (NIH) a national priority. This effort helps to raise awareness about the critical need for robust, sustained and predictable budget increases for the NIH in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and beyond to improve patient outcomes and save more lives. While a small group of representatives will attend congressional meetings in Washington, D.C., grassroots activities across the country play a key role in the success and reach of the annual rally. We urge everyone in the
Sep 17, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. Today in an interview on “Good Morning America,” beloved “Jeopardy!” host announced that he is going back on to treat his , and he shared a on the “Jeopardy!” YouTube channel. PanCAN released a statement in response to the news, which was published on and online. In light of Trebek’s health update, in which he mentioned chemotherapy, side effects of treatment, immunotherapy and other related topics, the (PanCAN) shares four key things to know about pancreatic cancer and treatment. 1. What Does It Mean When Patients Need Further Treatment? Patients undergoing are monitored closely by their through and other tests, such as . In some cases, patients may respond well to their initial treatment (called first-line.
Sep 17, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. The (PanCAN) is accepting applications for its 2020 . Two types of grants are available. 2020 Translational Research Grant. The 2020 Translational Research Grant funds high priority pancreatic cancer research, which is poised for important translational next steps to help move scientific discovery to application in patients through a $500,000 award over two years. To be eligible for a Translational Research Grant, the research project should aim to identify novel targets and approaches to the treatment of pancreatic cancer or understand and circumvent treatment resistance. Applications are due Dec. 6, 2019. 2020 Career Development Award. The 2020 Career Development Award supports junior faculty to conduct panc.
Sep 13, 2019 - By Jennifer Kennedy. Editor’s note: Each week, the (PanCAN) blog series covers topics related to diet, nutrition, health and wellness, which can be especially useful for and . Check out , and if you have a topic you’d like us to write about in the future, please leave it in the comments section below. Regardless of your current or past treatment, long-term may follow a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. While some of the nutritional challenges that come with and its treatment go away after a recovery period, others may linger. Addressing these symptoms may be possible and can help improve your . Here, we explore two major challenges commonly face in the long term – and – and what to do about them. Enzyme Insufficiency and Malabsorpt.
Sep 12, 2019 - By Kelly Mayfield. It’s finally happening! You can now fundraise for the ’s (PanCAN) – the walk to end – using your Facebook page! Even better, your progress will be tracked in both places, so you’ll always know where you stand. Here’s how to create your PurpleStride Facebook Fundraiser:. Log in to to register for your event. Create your personal PurpleStride fundraising page. Go to My Strider Central. Click ‘Connect to Facebook’. Once connected, and fundraising goal will carry over to Facebook. You’ll have the opportunity to edit your story and add a cover photo on your Facebook fundraising page. (Please note: Any changes to either page will need to be done separately – changes made on one page are not automatically pulled to the
Sep 10, 2019 - By Jennifer Kennedy. Getting vaccinated isn’t just for kids. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help lower your risk of infection and safely develop immunity to disease. They are an effective way to protect against serious illnesses, and several vaccines are recommended for adults. But and its can weaken your immune system, which brings up questions healthy individuals don’t have to ask: Are vaccines safe for pancreatic cancer patients? Are there specific vaccines patients should get because of their cancer? Is it safe and beneficial for caregivers and family members to get vaccinated? “Vaccines are especially valuable to help prevent illness in people with pancreatic cancer, since their immune systems may be w.

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