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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.

  • 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. Elizabeth Jaffee speaks with Dr. Mark Yarchoan

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

Our appointment specialists will answer your questions, collect the necessary information required for pre-registering, and schedule an appointment. Please understand that we are not able to offer medical advice over the telephone or through the internet or mail.

Information Needed When Making An Appointment

    • Name of the institution where the tissue sample was tested
    • Institution’s phone and fax number
    • First and last name of doctor that performed biopsy, their contact information and specialty
    • Date, name and phone number of institution where surgical intervention was performed
    • First and last name of physician, contact information and specialty of the provider that performed surgical intervention.
    • Institution(s) where the testing was performed and what was done
    • Approximate beginning and end date of treatment
    • How much was given
    • Name and contact information for the provider that gave treatment
    •  Names of the drugs given
    • Name and contact information for the provider that gave treatment and the approximate date

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.

  • Your day begins with a history and physical examination as well as a review of all relevant records and scans. Your appointment may also include additional tests and scans, such as a CT scan.

    While you are meeting with a specialist specifically chosen to suit your needs, our expert panel conducts an extensive review of your case. All of our experts are available for you to see; you may request to see any of them during your evaluation. 

    In the afternoon, following your physician consult, your case is once again reviewed by an expanded group of pancreas cancer experts. Because we incorporate multiple reviews of your case, it is possible for your initial treatment plan to change. If that occurs, don’t worry. We will change your plan only after considering all the options. And, if it does change, you will be notified immediately.

  • Arrival:

    Plan to arrive at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in the morning. If you are having a CT scan, you may be required to arrive earlier. For patients traveling from out of town, our staff can help guide you to local accommodations.


    We ask that patients plan their travels after 5 p.m. on the day of their visit.


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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