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Skip Viragh Center for Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Research and Patient Care

Make an Appointment - 410-933-PANC(7262)

Great patient care comes from the integration of cutting edge basic science research with caring and effective treatment. Here at the Kimmel Cancer Center we are fortunate to have a collaborative team of scientists, physicians, and allied health care workers dedicated to improving the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer. This team covers all of pancreatic cancer, from basic science research to patient care, and is organized into two centers.

Expert Care For Pancreatic Cancer and Tumors

Having pancreatic cancer – or a suspicious tumor on your pancreas – is a frightening diagnosis. Johns Hopkins experts, some of the most experienced pancreatic specialists in the country, are working to dispel fear and create hope in patients with pancreas disease. Pancreatic cancer, tumors and cysts are being treated with dramatic success at Johns Hopkins.

The first step when dealing with suspected pancreas cancer is accurate imaging and diagnosis, followed by determining whether or not you are a candidate for surgery. Our internationally recognized physician-scientists are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art treatment planning and innovative, expert care to our patients.

The Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic is a one-day clinic that offers a complete, comprehensive examination, including imaging tests such as CT scans, by some of the top cancer experts in the country. To make an appointment call 410-933-PANC(7262).

At Johns Hopkins, our surgeons have made significant improvements to the Whipple procedure, the primary surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer that occurs within the head of the gland (also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy). Today, our surgeons perform a high volume of these procedures and have lessened the complications during and after surgery.

We also have minimally invasive or laparoscopic options for certain patients with tumors in the pancreas. Our team can help determine whether you are a candidate for these procedures.

PancMD Video Series


Education...Diagnosis...Treatment...Research...a bundle of knowledge in a one-day clinic and evaluation like no other. The PancMD video series introduces you to the Johns Hopkins experts who gather their knowledge and expertise for patients in the Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic.


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