Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapy Oncology Services
Your cancer care team will include a medical oncologist who may prescribe you anti-cancer drugs in combination with your existing surgical or radiation treatments.
Medical oncology therapies for pancreatic cancer available at UPMC CancerCenter include:
- Chemotherapy — the use of drugs or chemicals to treat an illness or disease
- Gene therapy — treatment that alters a gene by improving the body's natural ability to fight the disease or to make the cancer cells more sensitive to other kinds of therapy
- Biologic therapy — a type of immunological or targeted therapy, biologic therapy is the use of drugs or chemicals to treat cancer by helping the immune system function better
- Regional perfusion — a surgical procedure that delivers high doses of chemotherapy with minimal side effects