Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., whose mother died from pancreatic cancer, left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. From left are, Whitehouse; ... more 
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., whose mother died from pancreatic cancer, left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. From left are, Whitehouse; Pancreatic Cancer Action Network President and CEO Julie Fleshman; Lisa Niemi Swayze, widow of actor Patrick Swayze; and Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jacquelyn Martin
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 8:42 AM EST