We’re happy to announce that the video presentations of the 13th annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer are now available to view on our website. This year the Symposium was titled, ‘Mission to Cure Pancreatic Cancer’ and when you hear the speakers you’ll share our confidence that our esteemed doctors and scientists are truly making a difference. From advances in chemotherapy, robotic surgery, treatment, and genetic testing, top experts from across the U.S. shared the latest information on pancreatic cancer to over 225 patients, families and caregivers. This year two new subjects were introduced: the challenges in treating pancreatic cancer and the genetic/hereditary factor.
“The symposium this year marks the highest attendance recorded in our 13-year history hosting this event,” said Agi Hirshberg, Founder and CEO of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. “The foundation wants to ensure that patients have the best information available to win the battle against pancreatic cancer. We are privileged to have the capability of offering this type of resource free to the public. We will relentlessly continue to move forward until our mission is complete.”
A major highlight of the symposium was a transparent and inspirational Q & A panel discussion with pancreatic cancer survivors who continue to defy the odds (along with 30 other survivors who were in attendance). The survivor panel featured actress/comedian Wendy Hammers who added levity to the lively discussion. Actress and pancreatic cancer survivor Charlotte Rae (Facts of Life) made a special guest appearance.