Pancreatic Cancer Care at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?
Experienced cancer specialists, including doctors, nutritionists, specially trained nurses and social workers, guide your treatment. The specialists work as a team to tailor services to your needs. Highlights of our program include:
You benefit from research-based methods and advanced technology for detailed pancreas imaging. These efforts help us pinpoint the location of the cancer and its severity based on the size and whether it has spread. We’re also able to evaluate pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors with a high degree of accuracy. Read more about cancer diagnosis.
Advanced surgical options
Eligible patients have access to sophisticated techniques, such as the Whipple procedure. This surgery disconnects the head of the pancreas from nearby organs to remove the cancer. Many patients have surgery using minimally invasive techniques that require smaller incisions. Explore cancer surgery.
Chemotherapy and other types of drug therapies are used to slow cancer cell growth and prevent it from spreading. Experienced Nuvance Health Cancer Institute staff deliver these services where it's safest and you're more comfortable, close to home. You have access to newly approved drugs and innovative therapies that are available through clinical trials. Our attention to your needs before, during and after treatments helps you have an individualized experience. Explore chemotherapy treatments.
Our radiation therapy team has expertise in most types of radiation therapy to treat cancer throughout the body. We will work closely with your cancer specialists to create an appropriate treatment plan for your needs. Explore radiation therapy.
Research at Nuvance Health furthers our understanding of pancreatic cancer and paves the way for new treatments. Eligible patients may have the opportunity to be a part of these efforts through clinical trials. We lead trials offering access to new therapies, sometimes years before they’re widely available. Learn more about cancer clinical trials and pancreatic cancer research.
Access to Multidisciplinary tumor board
Case presentation at our Multidisciplinary tumor board for treatment recommendations from a panel of experts.
Genetic testing can help to determine if there are hereditary factors that predisposed to the cancer (such as inherited BRCA2 gene mutation).
Genomic profiling of the tumor specimen to determine treatment with novel targeted therapies or immunotherapy.