DHK - Anthony Guido, 59, pancreatic cancer, Allenstown, NH, with Dr. Kimmie Ng, medical oncology, Dana-Farber 8-15-17

Two years ago, Anthony started suffering from abdominal pain that continued to worsen and began radiating to his back. His appetite decreased, he was constipated and unable to sleep. After going to the doctor, a CT scan showed pancreatic cancer. His treatment has included 12 rounds of Folfirinox and chemotherapy. He started in a clinical trial in February 2017. He worked as a mechanical superintendent. Anthony says he received phenomenal care by brilliant doctors and nurses at Dana-Farber.  Anthony says that Dana-Farber staff were so helpful in connecting his family with available services and grants. They want to thank all who donate to the Jimmy Fund. Those donations helped reduce the financial strain through reduced hotel rooms after treatment when he was unable to drive, parking passes and gas cards. Anthony says his life was saved by the top-notch care received at Dana-Farber. Anthony and his wife Shelly have 3 sons, Greg, Joe, Brett, a daughter Amanda, and 16 grandchildren. Anthony's hobbies include motorcycle touring, beachcombing for sea glass and enjoying life with family and friends.

In 2008, Dr. Ng joined the staff of Dana-Farber.  She was promoted this year to be the  director of clinical research in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center. Her research focuses on the identification of molecular predictors of survival in colorectal cancer patients and the development of novel therapies for the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies.

She also studies Vitamin D and Colon cancer and how it helps prevent the disease.


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I'm joining us right now from Allentown New Hampshire. Is is Anthony Guido doctor Kim song that's it right Ang. Had a 5050 and answer the same thing masters and I know I. You right now I got we'd all right on right now I can see both of you guys thank you very much. Anthony. Was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer years ago you had. Some abdominal pain in and decided hey maybe Andy get this looked insulated. I was diagnosed out of Baltimore. John Hopkins of mercy and and I came home to New Hampshire and my wife got me connected with data father and I got hooked up with doctor Richie work their magic there ramp. So so what's it like what's it like working out working with the doctor doctoring and and it just you're just going through treatment that your doctor well document she's awesome my step is awesome everybody data file was awesome from them delayed that stands particularly Gupta. Doctor ring. The infusion nurses Jacqui seven. You know they they're awesome everybody is awesome. 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On the butt beat me huge advances here. In terms of understanding the genetic code. Underlying pancreatic cancer is having that knowledge has allowed us to deliver personalized care and individualized treatment that. Really produce as much better results that could be achieved with just standard chemotherapy alone. Other research that we've done has also allowed us to develop very sophisticated models of each patient pancreatic cancer in laboratory. And that has really allowed us to test new jobs in the laboratory to better predict what is what is actually going to work for the patient. And all of these research efforts and the results significant results that we've seen have really allow patients like Anthony to live ovals than normal life which is heist last. On Andy's efforts would not have been possible without philanthropy and individual donations from from our viewers they've really makes a huge. You know Anthony we have to mention you're sure. 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