Pat Kearns Pat Kearns SF

First post: 8/15/2017 Latest post: 6 hours ago

August 14, 2017

I was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  Soon I will be starting chemotherapy with a view towards shrinking the tumor so I can have surgery when the chemo concludes.  I feel fortunate to be working with a gifted team from UCSF at Mission Bay, San Francisco.  


This week I will be having a port placed and the following week- the first biopsy of two -one before and one after the administration of the study drug PEGPH20.

After that, I will begin a  protocol of chemotherapy  (Gemcitabine and Abraxane) plus the study drug three times a month for four months.

My friends and family are wonderfully supportive and I feel embraced by all of them.

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