After losing his sister to pancreatic cancer, Craig Irving is focused on educating the Black community about symptoms of the disease and the importance of clinical trials.
Black Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than any other ethnic and racial group. Researchers don't know exactly why, but they believe environmental and lifestyle factors play a role. Also, some Black patients face barriers that can hinder them from receiving care.
Members of the Black community gathered during National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week 2022 to share their experiences with the disease and discuss:
- How to speak with your physician about your personalized care plan
- How to access treatment options and clinical trials
- The importance of genetic and biomarker testing
- The free resources PanCAN Patient Services offers, including how to find a pancreatic cancer specialist, information on diet and nutrition, financial support and more
Learn how you can advocate for yourself or a loved one facing pancreatic cancer. Get your questions answered and connect with people who can help.WATCH RECORDING
Karyn A. Temple, Moderator
Member, PanCAN Board of Directors
Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel, Motion Picture Association
Karyn lost her father and grandmother to pancreatic cancer
Corporate Sales Manager, Eastern Division, American Airlines
Craig was a caregiver for his sister, whom he lost to pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer survivor
Member, PanCAN Survivor Council; PanCAN volunteer leader
Senior Marketing Manager, EarnUp
Marcus Noel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Focuses on gastrointestinal cancer, with a special interest in pancreatic cancer
Case Manager, PanCAN Patient Services
A compassionate, trusted and supportive resource for pancreatic cancer patients and families
Learn if you are at risk for pancreatic cancer.
Contact PanCAN Patient Services for answers on any questions you have about pancreatic cancer.
My Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
You may have experienced pancreatic cancer or know someone who has. Here, members of our "Let's Talk About: Pancreatic Cancer in the Black Community" panel share their experiences with the disease.
Meet Dr. Marcus Noel of Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center and find out who inspired him to pursue medicine and oncology, and how his patients and working toward equity in care inspire him now.
Donor Karyn Temple lost her dad and grandmother to pancreatic cancer. Now she's raising money for pancreatic cancer and carrying on her family's legacy of giving back.
Randi Ervin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer nearly six years ago. After learning about PanCAN, she became a volunteer, doing her part to make sure people facing the disease get support.
We're looking forward to having you join our panel discussion about pancreatic cancer in the Black community. Add this event to your calendar and save pancan.org/letstalk for webinar day, Wednesday, June 22, 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. Add to Calendar
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