Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center offers pancreatic cancer patients new hope through the latest treatment techniques, groundbreaking research and clinical trials that bring the most advanced treatments to your care. Scripps Clinic’s Pancreas and Biliary Cancer Program provides highly specialized care for pancreatic cancer through a team of experts dedicated to treating this extremely challenging disease.
As a member of the international Pancreatic Cancer Research Team (PCRT), Scripps also collaborates with several world-renowned institutions and researchers on the development of leading-edge treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is a digestive cancer that starts when cells in the pancreas grow out of control. The pancreas is located behind the abdomen and produces enzymes and hormones that help digestion and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The risk of developing pancreatic cancer in the United States is about 1 in 65, but an individual’s risk can be significantly affected by certain factors, including inherited gene mutations.
Scripps MD Anderson’s pancreatic cancer specialists are experts in diagnosing and staging pancreatic cancer to plan the best course of treatment. Treatment depends on the stage, as well as other medical conditions a patient may have, their age and their overall health. Learn more on symptoms, imaging and diagnostic testing and the stages of pancreatic cancer below.
Dedicated to providing the best pancreatic cancer treatment possible, the Scripps Clinic Pancreas and Biliary Cancer Program is a multidisciplinary team of pathologists, radiation and medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, pancreaticobiliary surgeons, nurses and radiologists. Together, the team works to precisely diagnose and stage each patient’s cancer and develop personalized treatment plans.
Scripps diagnoses and treats pancreatic cancer at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:
- Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
- Outpatient clinics
- Specialty cancer treatment centers
For details on specific centers and their services, visit cancer care locations.
As leaders in pancreatic cancer care, we know what it takes to fight a winning battle. That’s why we equip our patients with the support and resources necessary to achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with support groups and services to empowering you with the latest resources and research, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your cancer journey.