Following a diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer, Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan that's right for you.
Our treatment options for pancreatic cancer include:
- Whipple procedure
- Pylorus-sparing Whipple
- Total pancreatectomy
- Distal pancreatectomy
- Enucleation (for certain rare types of cancer)
- Palliative surgery
- Surgical biliary drainage
- Endoscopic stent placement for biliary drainage
- Endoscopic stent placement for gastric outlet obstruction
- Surgical gastrojejunostomy
- Radiation therapy
- Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Proton therapy
- Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
- Chemotherapy and biologic therapies
- Clinical trials
- Other treatments
Understanding a cancer diagnosis and treatment options can be difficult. If you would like to speak with a cancer nurse about a diagnosis, please call 800-789-7366 or fill out our contact form.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Pancreatic cancer has low five-year survival rates. Penn's Pancreatic Cancer Research Center is attacking this problem from multiple angles with one mission: to turn pancreatic cancer into a chronic, treatable illness.
Our team includes nationally-recognized oncologists, scientists, surgeons, gastroenterologists and pathologists, all working together to create personalized treatment plans from the most advanced therapies available, including clinical trials.
Clinical trials are state-of-the-art therapies, such as immunotherapy, that extend pancreatic cancer treatment beyond chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Our clinical trials are designed to provide what we call “hope for all stages.”
We also offer support for people working through the often scary time following diagnosis. Our team includes a talented oncology nurse navigator to guide patients through every phase of care.
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