Pancreatic cancer is a serious disease that is often not found until it has spread. The best treatment option for all pancreatic cancer patients is to be treated in an academic medical center, like MedStar Georgetown, where a multidisciplinary group of expert physicians works as a team to treat the cancer. Learn more about pancreatic cancer treatment at MedStar Georgetown in Washington, D.C.
Features of our program include:
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Pancreatic Cancer specialists offer comprehensive, coordinated and multidisciplinary service dedicated to benign and malignant pancreatic cancer at any stage. Our renowned specialists in invasive gastroenterology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation medicine, radiology and interventional radiology treat more pancreatic patients than any other hospital in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Pancreatic patients are cared for by a dedicated nurse coordinator for the Pancreas and Liver Disease program.This person is a liaison for referring physicians and their patients and helps with all aspects of patient care-from diagnosis to treatment to follow up. They are also a resource for clinical trials and provide patient and community education.
The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C. region.