LESSONS FROM PANCREATIC SURGERY

Categories: Case Studies, Other
LESSONS FROM PANCREATIC SURGERY Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS – Chair   Pancreatic diseases, both the benign and malignant types, share some very unfortunate characteristics. They are hard to diagnose at their earliest stages when they are most likely to be reversed or cured, and despite enormous ongoing research we still have few effective drugs for …

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Jenny’s Story

Categories: Other, Success Stories
Jenny J., 34, from Chicago, IL was diagnosed with pancreatitis at a young age. She had to go to more than one physician to get the correct diagnosis. Her pancreatitis affected every facet of her life but she has not let it destroy her. She has learned to become her own advocate, seek support, and …

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Andrew Lowy, MD

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Dr. Lowy is Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Leader of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. Dr. Lowy did his residency training at Cornell/New York Hospital and his surgical oncology training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Lowy ‘s clinical practice and research focus …

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Doug Upton

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Three words that would describe you?  Resilient, Good-humored, Committed What sitcom would you want to live in and why? Parks and Recreation, I think I would fit right in with the government employees in Pawnee. If You Could Eliminate One Thing From Daily Routine, What Would It Be And Why? Meal prepping. If there was …

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Eric Rhode

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What inspired you to run for the NPF?  I am running in honor of my 13-year-old son Jaden who suffers from Genetic Chronic Pancreatitis. I hate to see him or anyone suffer from this dreaded disease. I told myself that I was done running fulls, but here I am. Favorite place to run? Or your …

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