Hi my name is Amanda Salzwedel and I am a researcher at the University of Minnesota working hard to develop better treatments to cure pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination. Despite the many efforts to understand the biology of the disease, there is still a lot to learn about it. There is an urgent need to develop better treatments and diagnostic tools that can help to improve patient survival and aid in early detection. Only people affected by the disease, or that have seen a friend or coworker suffer with it, can understand the pain, the endurance, and the frustration patients go through when fighting it. Everyone would like to make this process easier, and pancreatic cancer research is currently the main tool that can make an impact in treating this devastating disease. There is still a lot of hope and we have to believe in it and work hard towards it.
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