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Biliary Cancer Overview

  • At the Pancreas and Biliary Tumor Center at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, our team of experts work together to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and highly coordinated care for people with biliary tract cancer (which includes the gallbladder and bile ducts).

    Our highly specialized Center includes leaders in the field who provide patients with the highest level of care in state-of-the-art facilities, perform basic scientific and clinical research, and offer the full spectrum of care including targeted therapies when appropriate, with the full range of support services from a top-ranked hospital and leading cancer center.

    Exceptional Care for Patients with Biliary Cancer

    • An experienced, specialized team focusing on biliary malignancies
    • The full expertise of two world-class medical centers – Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Timely appointments, usually within days
    • A multidisciplinary team approach based on each patient's unique situation
    • Fluid communication among experts that informs every step of the process
    • Deep expertise in diagnosing and treating even the most complicated cases
    • Treatment that rapidly engages all of our resources, including our researchers exploring new therapies
    • Symptom management to help you feel better
    • Comprehensive support services for you and your family
    • Genetic screening available for all of our patients
    • Access to clinical trials

    We Treat You, Not Just Your Cancer

    We consider your well-being to be our top priority. As we actively work to treat your cancer, we are equally as focused on helping you maintain a high quality of life in every way.

    Your team works closely together to provide comprehensive care that is highly coordinated. Our patients and their families have access to a network of social workers, dietitians, pain experts, geneticists and support services, including:

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