Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Offers the Latest Medical Advances in Treating Pancreatic Cancer
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we understand your concerns and fears, and we can help. At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we offer excellent and compassionate care to patients with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Using the most advanced techniques, technology, and targeted therapies, we help patients fight pancreatic cancer while also considering their quality of life. Right now, we are using leading-edge innovations to treat and prevent cancer of the pancreas, as well as offering groundbreaking clinical trials – all with the goal of a pancreatic cancer cure so you can return to a healthy, active life.
Aiming for a Pancreatic Cancer Cure
UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which is one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer hospitals nationwide. With groundbreaking clinical trials, UH Seidman Cancer Center’s physicians have established many innovations in special treatment of pancreatic cancer. Our entire multidisciplinary team evaluates and reviews every single case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the knowledge of our team of experts. Together, we work through every step of pancreatic cancer care.
Cancer Treatment Team Puts Patients First
We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care, which means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. Our team of fellowship-trained oncologists and surgeons offers leading-edge innovations in diagnostics and high-tech surgical techniques. Patients see multiple specialists who collaborate to create the most effective, comprehensive answer to cancer treatment. Depending on the individualized care plan, team members may include:
- Surgical oncologist
- Hepatobiliary surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
National Experts Guide Pancreatic Cancer Care Decisions
Our multidisciplinary cancer team meets weekly for a disease-specific tumor board review. Tumor board review involves a meeting where every single patient’s case is discussed among an entire team of national experts to guide cancer care decisions. Every patient has the support and resources of the entire team to guide his or her pancreatic cancer care decisions. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered for optimal results. Our advanced treatments include:
- Surgery such as the whipple
- Chemotherapy targeted at the tumor
- Precision radiation therapy
- Clinical trials done at UH Cleveland Medical Center, such as the pancreatic cancer vaccine
Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials
UH Seidman Cancer Center is a leading cancer research center providing many available clinical trials for patients with pancreatic cancer, including:
- Combining Metformin along with chemo drugs in patients with cancer of the pancreas that has spread. Learn more.
- Using two chemo drugs together versus one chemo drug used along for cancer of the pancreas that has been removed by surgery. Learn more.
- Studying a chemo drug with or without another chemo drug to treat advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Learn more.