Widow Lisa Niemi Establishes Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund

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Lisa Niemi, the widow of actor Patrick Swayze, has established a cancer research fund in the late star’s
name.

The Ghost star underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer at Stanford University before losing his battle against the disease in September. Lisa wants to show her thanks to the medical professionals who worked tirelessly for two years to save Patrick’s life. She’s working with the San Francisco center to set up the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund.

“Stanford University is coalescing existing research activities on pancreas cancer to form a Pancreas Cancer Center. Our wonderful Dr. George Fisher (who treated Patrick), is involved with all this and setting up this fund in Patrick’s name.”