Pancreatic Cancer

At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, we offer a personalized, collaborative approach to pancreatic cancer care. Our specialists work together to personally review your case on a regular basis, so we can change the treatment approach as necessary. We ensure that you’re receiving the most powerful, targeted pancreatic cancer therapy and responding well to your treatment.

Pancreatic cancer care at AHN

We take a team approach to your care. Our surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, and other skilled specialists collaborate daily on the best ways to care for each patient. You also have access to our robust support services such as support groups, palliative care, and cancer genetics.

We offer the latest treatments and diagnostic tools to fight cancer. Therapies include our leading-edge NanoKnife®* treatment, which punctures and destroys cancer cells. We also offer clinical trials with innovative therapies. Learn more about why people choose us for pancreatic cancer treatment.

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Diagnosing pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to detect early. That’s why speed and accuracy are so important. We use the latest diagnostic tests, such as CT scans and endoscopic ultrasounds, to quickly diagnose cancer and determine its stage. In fact, patients at the Cancer Institute typically begin treatment within days after diagnosis. Find out more about pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Pancreatic cancer treatment

We use the latest techniques and technology to treat pancreatic cancer effectively and efficiently. We offer best-in-class treatments like NanoKnife®* as well as the Whipple procedure, a precise surgery to remove pancreatic tumors. Stereotactic body radiation therapy is an innovative technique that destroys cancer cells through precise targeting.

We also maintain a thriving clinical trials program. If you are eligible, you can be a part of ground-breaking research that could result in a new treatment option. Get more information about pancreatic cancer treatment.

Contact us

Call the AHN Cancer Help Line anytime at (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to schedule a cancer-related appointment or to just talk with our nurses about diagnoses, treatments, and side effects.