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Patrick Swayze (1952—2009) American actor who made his name with blockbuster movies like 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost;' married for 32 years to childhood sweetheart Lisa Niemi.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (IPMN, or Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm) in 2008; surgery wasn't an option. However, he underwent chemotherapy at Stanford University Medical Center and then was treated with Cyberknife radiotherapy. The pioneering CyberKnife shoots hundreds of beams of radiation at tumours that are normally tricky to reach. Because it moves with the patient's breathing, it can target tumours previously thought inoperable because of close proximity to major blood vessels.

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