Treatments and Services

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.

Our experts offer the most advanced knowledge through promising clinical trials tailored to each patient’s care. 

To arrive at the best treatment program for each patient, all diagnoses are reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, pathologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists.

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We recognize that helping patients manage cancer-related pain is one of the most important aspects of their care. The best management for pain combines aggressive therapy with continual assessments to ensure that patients can maintain their quality of life.

Combined Therapies

Patients with pancreatic cancer may be treated with a combination of therapies. The goal of combination therapies is to improve the attack on cancer cells and its ability to evade and resist treatments over time. Combination therapies include two or more of the following used together:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Drug therapies: a single drug or two or more drugs in combination
  • Immunotherapy

Research is helping our pancreatic cancer experts determine what types and combinations of therapies work and in whom, when to give them, and how long to give them. We have international leaders in oncology, surgery, immunotherapy, pathology, genetics and epigenetics, and every discipline involved in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. These experts put all of these pieces of the puzzle together to create the best treatment plan for each patient.


Read Precisely, and learn about a unique combination drug therapy for pancreatic cancer developed at the Skip Viragh Center.