Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. Tom had surgery on March 16, 2016 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, to remove a tumor on his pancreas. The surgery he had is called the "Classic Whipple" procedure. He also completed chemotherapy, which occurred once a week, with a 30 min IV infusion of the drug "Gemzar" for 3 weeks, followed by a week off. This 3 weeks on, 1 week off cycle was repeated for a period of 6 months. Up until February, 2018, Tom continued to have "clear" CT scans. In May 2018, it was confirmed that the cancer had returned near the site of the original surgery from 2 years ago, but there are currently no signs of metastasis elsewhere in his body. He will be undergoing a 1-week course of high intensity targeted radiation therapy beginning in late June/early July. Thanks in advance for keeping in touch with us - although we may not be able to respond to each contact individually, all of your messages are read by us and greatly cherished!