The Hirshberg Foundation is honored to share the stories of pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers from our past three Symposium Patient Panels. These honest and frank discussions give us all perspective, insight and sensitivity to the journey of both patients and loved ones once someone in the family is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Howard Reber, Dr. Timothy Donahue and Dr. Annette Stanton have moderated our Patient Panels. They are all leaders in their fields and lend their professional experience in guiding these conversations.
Howard Reber, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Surgery Emeritus and Emeritus Chief of the Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Surgery section at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He currently serves as Emeritus and Founding Director of the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases.
Timothy Donahue, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also has a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology to facilitate his research program. Dr. Donahue is the Chief of Pancreatic Surgery and oversees the pancreatic diseases multi-disciplinary program at UCLA.
Annette L. Stanton, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, senior research scientist at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and a member of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
These patient and caregiver perspectives are invaluable to those currently facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and we thank all our panelists for sharing their time, their stories and their hope with us.