Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides comprehensive, compassionate care for men and women with pancreatic cancer. Each year, more than 800 people come to Memorial Sloan Kettering for treatment of a pancreatic cyst or cancer, making our pancreatic cancer team one of the most experienced in the country. If you have pancreatic cancer, we will work to give you the best possible quality of life and chance of survival.Every patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering receives personalized care from a team of nearly 30 doctors with expertise in pancreatic cancer. The team includes specialists in gastroenterology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and other disciplines that are important to the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Our team meets regularly to discuss a patient’s medical information and will work collaboratively to give you an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. Having representatives of many different disciplines involved in your care ensures that all feasible approaches to your treatment will be considered, and that you will receive the combination of treatments that is best for you.
Leaders in Pancreatic Cancer Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering is committed to improving the detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Our patient care program is complemented by our extensive pancreatic cancer research effort.
Many of our doctors are lead investigators in clinical trials to test new therapies and diagnostic methods for pancreatic cancer. This means that choosing Memorial Sloan Kettering for your care may give you access to innovative new treatments and diagnostic approaches that are not widely available at other hospitals.
Our doctors also participate in national task forces to improve survival and quality of life for people with pancreatic cancer.
Learn More about Our Approach and Expertise
Use the links below to learn more about how we diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
- Diagnosis & Staging
Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step to getting the right treatment. Our doctors use blood tests, sophisticated imaging tests, and biopsy techniques to diagnose a pancreatic cyst or tumor and determine how advanced it is.
- How We Plan Your Treatment
Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a wide spectrum of care for people with pancreatic cancer.
Surgeons at Memorial Sloan Kettering are experienced in removing pancreatic tumors while conserving as much healthy tissue as possible. Our surgeons are also developing new techniques to improve the safety of pancreatic surgery.
Our medical oncologists are leaders in the development of novel treatments for pancreatic cancer and in identifying multi-drug regimens that may extend survival for people with the disease.
- Radiation Therapy
Our radiation oncologists are pioneering new techniques to treat pancreatic cancer and relieve symptoms that can affect patients’ quality of life.
- Managing Symptoms & Side Effects
Memorial Sloan Kettering has specially trained staff to help you manage side effects such as pain, nausea, and the emotional effects of pancreatic cancer treatment.