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Joan C. Wargo

Team MGH at the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Walk
Joan C. Wargo
The Lustgarten Foundation
Clinical Activities at the MGH
Pancreatic Research Activities at the MGH


Joan Clapper Wargo was born on March 22, 1935. In 1955, she met Andrew Wargo, and they were married in 1960. Joan was a wonderful mother to her children Timothy, David, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Jennifer.

Joan was a woman of principal.  She spent her life as a teacher and a healer.  She was a proponent of peace, and loved all living creatures.  Joan and Andrew instilled in their children a deep appreciation for human life and a dedication for lifelong learning. 

Joan worked full-time as a visiting nurse until April of 2006 when she was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer.  She received state-of-the-art cancer care but the cancer continued to grow.  She died peacefully at home from pancreatic cancer on Friday, August 4th 2006.

Joan's life will be honored by Team MGH during the Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer in Boston, on October 15, 2006. Jennifer will briefly interrupt her research in gene therapy and immunotherapy against cancer (at the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute) to join Team MGH for the Walk in October.

Please join Jennifer and Team MGH for this wonderful cause.


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