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Pancreatic Cancer Care and Treatment Program

UPMC CancerCenter brings together a diverse team of specialists to care for people at every stage of this complex disease.

Because of the highly variable nature of pancreatic cancer, we:

  • Design treatment programs that serve the unique needs of each person.
  • Consider not just the stage or type of cancer but also factors that affect your wellbeing.
  • Work closely as a team to make sure the focus is on you — not your disease.

Your Prognosis and Our Outcomes

UPMC CancerCenter is a partner of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). UPCI is the only cancer center in the region recognized by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Your prognosis will depend on many factors:

  • Your diagnosis.
  • Your overall health.
  • How well your pancreatic cancer care team expects your treatment plan to work.

Our team will work at its highest level of expertise toward achieving the best outcome possible.

Your Pancreatic Cancer Care Team

Our goal is to deliver complete pancreatic cancer care at every step, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up.

Depending on the treatment approach, your team may include specialists in:

  • Surgical, medical, and radiation oncology
  • Pathology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care

Pancreatic Cancers and Conditions We Treat

Our team has expert knowledge and skill in treating cancers of the pancreas.

We care for people with:

  • Exocrine pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma)
  • Ampullary and bile duct cancer
  • Benign pancreatic disease
  • Cysts and cystic neoplasms
  • Duodenal polyps and cancers
  • Locally advanced pancreatic cancer
  • Metastatic pancreatic cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumors (islet cell tumors)

We also treat cancers of the:

  • Pancreasdistal esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Bile ducts
  • Duodenum
  • Small intestine

Your Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Program

Your individual treatment program may include one or more of these approaches:

If you're able to take part in a clinical trial, you may receive access to treatment that is unavailable elsewhere.

Support services for pancreatic cancer

Because we treat the whole patient — not just the disease — UPMC CancerCenter offers supportive services.

Supportive care can enhance your treatment program and aid in healing. It can also help you cope with the physical and logistical demands of pancreatic cancer treatment.

You and your family members may meet with experts in:

Contact Us About Pancreatic Cancer Care

To learn more about pancreatic cancer care, contact UPMC CancerCenter at 412-647-2811.

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Pancreatic Specialty Care

Our multidisciplinary team of experts at Pancreatic Specialty Care care for patients who have an advanced form of cancer or metastatic cancer, or those who want a second opinion.

Learn more about Pancreatic Specialty Care.