Our collaborative team of scientists, physicians and allied health workers specialize in translating science learned in the laboratory into exceptional clinical care. Our center is a world leader in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer, leading all institutions in novel therapies, innovative clinical trials and in training the next generation of pancreatic cancer experts.

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  • Our Experts

    Our internationally recognized program has the world's leading experts. Everything that can be done for pancreatic Cancer happens at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

    Dr. Elizabeth Jaffe in a lab coat.
  • Pioneering Research

    Our experts are uniquely positioned to make progress against pancreatic cancer because much of the science that inspired advances unfold here.

  • Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials are how cancer science becomes cancer medicine. Our experts excel at this type of bench-to-bedside discovery, and it is what ensures continued progress against cancer.

  • News

    For the latest news on pancreatic cancer treatment and research discoveries, read our news magazine Pancreatic Cancer Matters.

    Dr. Jaffee and Dr. Yarchoan at AACR

Proper Nutrition for a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Hear from our experts about the role of nutrition in pancreatic cancer care.

Pancreatic Cancer Prevention | Lana's Story

Lana Brandt had a strong family history of pancreatic cancer. After experiencing several bouts of pancreatitis, she learned that she carried a genetic mutation that increased her risk of pancreatic cancer. As a means of pancreatic cancer prevention, experts at Johns Hopkins removed her pancreas and spleen using a minimally invasive technique. They then performed an autoislet cell transplant to help her body continue to produce insulin after surgery.

Latest Advancements in Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

Treatment options may feel limited when it comes to pancreatic cancer. Join Johns Hopkins pancreatic cancer experts Dr. Jin He and Dr. Lei Zheng during a live interactive webinar as they discuss the latest approaches in robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques, surgical options for metastatic disease, new clinical trials, immunotherapy, and options for unresectable tumors. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has locations in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump

Pancreatic surgeon Kelly Lafaro answers questions on the hepatic artery infusion pump. Questions include: What is a Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump? Are there benefits over chemotherapy? Can you explain the process for treatment? What is unique about the care for this at Johns Hopkins?

In a single day’s visit patients with all types of pancreatic cancer—from the earliest stages to the most advanced Stage IV cancers—receive a comprehensive evaluation, involving all the resources available for the education, diagnosis, treatment and research of pancreatic cancer. Whether are patients traveling from around the corner,  across the country or around the world, our team  ensures the best and most advanced care,  but also the most efficient care.

For some, treatments are based on molecular markers from the onset. Other patients may receive standard of care, and if the treatment stops working or the cancer comes back, we can use molecular testing, imaging and all available tools to devise a new approach. In some cases, we’re making inoperable cancers operable.

What to Expect

Each clinic day is centered around the unique needs of each patient. We ask that patients gather medical records---anything pertinent to their current condition---to send to our clinic coordinator at least three to four days in advance of their appointment.

The Next Generation of Pancreatic Cancer Pioneers

Our Center attracts the most accomplished young investigators interested in pursuing a career in pancreatic cancer research and treatment. Training side-by-side with established investigators, our young investigators are helping advance the science and bring much needed new therapies to patients.

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