Our pancreatic cancer program unites pancreatic surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and psychologists, who together work to customize the best possible treatment for patients and give them improved quality of life. This collaboration also means that patients get the care they need right away, rather than waiting for separate appointments with various specialists. U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey has ranked Cleveland Clinic No. 2 in the nation in gastroenterology and No. 5 in the nation in cancer.
What We Treat
- Acinar cell carcinoma
- Adenosquamous carcinoma
- Endocrine pancreatic cancer
- Exocrine pancreatic cancer
- Exocrine tumors
- Giant cell carcinoma
- Islet cell cancer
- Neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts
- Squamous cell carcinoma
Treatment is based on how far the cancer has spread and generally includes the following options:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Distal pancreatectomy
Islet cell Tumors
Different types of treatments are available for patients with islet cell tumors, or cancer that forms in the hormone-producing cells (islet cells) of the pancreas. Some treatments are standard and some are being tested in clinical trials.
For more information
- Download our free pancreatic disease treatment guide
- Visit Health Essentials
- Search a database of all cancer education topics
For Additional Information
Support & Services
In addition to offering state of the art diagnostic techniques and lung cancer treatment methods, our specialists also offer an array of resources that can help patients cope with the demands of cancer. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of these resources to ease the burden of managing cancer.
Clinical Trials & Research
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center clinical trials offer patients important treatment options and access to the latest treatments and procedures resulting from cancer research.
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center is committed to working with you to provide the best care for your patients. Our team is also dedicated to the training and education of medical professionals to advance cancer care and research.