Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer is treated by specialists in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program.

Albert Brett, cancer survivor

Many cancer survivors say their family members play a major role in their well-being, and Albert Brett is no exception. When asked what has helped him most since his diagnosis with pancreas cancer in December 2013, he answers without hesitation, "My friends and brothers."

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Jean Dunkle

Jean Dunkle is the kind of woman who wears a purple hat and a red dress to meet her friends for tea. She is the kind of miracle who has survived pancreatic adenocarcinoma—the most dangerous form of pancreas cancer—for nearly 10 years with no sign of slowing down.

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Janet Gill, cancer survivor

What happened to Janet Gill seems miraculous, considering when she was diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma in June 2010, her doctors said the odds of surviving another eight months were extremely slim.

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chuck liff

In Memory
“Life is short. Life is precious,” said Chuck Liff. Even with a terminal diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer, he questioned, “Why should I waste a day feeling sorry for myself when there’s so much to be enjoyed?”

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cancer survivor Dave Rose

Anyone who cares about basketball in Utah knows Dave Rose is a winner. But maybe some have forgotten—since his dramatic diagnosis in 2009—that he is also a pancreatic cancer survivor.

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