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Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Robert Vonderheide in a lab at Penn Medicine. (Credit: Penn Medicine)

Penn Medicine Doctor Co-Leads Nationwide Effort Against Pancreatic Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer is an effort at several institutions around the country to find a cure or treatment for pancreatic cancer.

04/08/2014

(Dr. Arlene Ackerman, when she ran the Philadelphia school district.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Remembered At Memorial Service

Hundreds of people gathered at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday to honor Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Doctor Arlene Ackerman, who died in February of pancreatic cancer.

03/03/2013

(Dr. Arlene Ackerman, when she ran the Philadelphia school district.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Philadelphia Public Schools Superintendent, Arlene Ackerman, Dies At 66

Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who left abruptly a year and a half ago after clashing with local officials, has died, according to her son. She was 66.

02/02/2013

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Brilliance Not Age-Related

Jack Andraka, at 14, began looking for a simple way to detect pancreatic cancer, motivated as I was by someone about whom he cared. It’s been successful in experiments but still needs validation.

09/24/2012

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Health Watch: Pancreatic Cancer Likely Claimed Life Of Steve Jobs, Promising Treatments On The Horizon In Philadelphia

Although not confirmed, it’s presumed Steve Jobs, Apple founder, died from complications of pancreatic cancer. It’s one of the deadliest cancers. Most people die within a year of being diagnosed.

10/06/2011

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