Cancer research fund established in memory of Patrick Swayze

January 11th, 2010
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Patrick Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi Photo courtesy of Lisa Niemi

While battling pancreas cancer, Patrick Swayze courageously made his disease public and spoke out in support of cancer research. In this spirit, the Stanford Cancer Center has established the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund to support research that leads to more effective treatments for pancreas cancer patients.  Gifts to this fund will support studies to increase understanding of pancreas cancer and develop new therapies and technologies that can be applied to improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention. “Our goal is to apply a multidisciplinary approach to the study of pancreas cancer and the care of patients afflicted with the disease,” says GEORGE FISHER, associate professor of medicine-oncology.

- Stanford Cancer Center