If you have pancreatic cancer, your doctor may recommend surgery as a form of treatment. Our experienced team of surgical oncology specialists at Washington Cancer Institute carefully considers every treatment option.
In cancer care, the partnership between you and the physician is vital to treatment and quality of life. Our approach to pancreatic cancer treatment ensures a strong partnership during a crucial period, when patients and families are facing cancer diagnosis and weighing their options.
We combine a multidisciplinary approach with an entire program of treatment devoted to patient care:
Your doctors may recommend pancreatic cancer surgery as well as a range of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, along with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. This new, innovative treatment provides your doctor another way to target chemotherapy drugs directly at cancer cells and minimize exposure to healthy tissues. This procedure was pioneered and developed by Paul Sugarbaker, MD.
Learn more about intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
Surgical procedures we use to treat pancreatic cancer include:
As with all of our treatment teams, our pancreatic cancer surgical oncology team is dedicated to working closely with you and your family in healing and recovery.
See more about how we care for our patients before, during and after cancer treatment in Cancer Support Services.
Discover how we are finding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in Research and Clinical Trials.
For information or appointments, please call 202-877-3295.