Our Treatment Approach
The Pancreas and Biliary Tumor Center at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center brings together a team of experts who specialize in treating pancreatic cancer. Each year, we see a multitude of patients who have pancreatic cancer, and surgeons at our Center perform about 100 pancreatic resections per year.
Personalized Treatment Plans
We treat the whole person, not just the disease. Our highest priority is providing our patients and their loved ones with exceptional medical and supportive care. An integrated team of medical specialists, nurses specializing in pancreatic cancer, and other support staff collaborate in the management of your care.
Your health care team will take the time to connect with you one-on-one, listen, and understand your needs and preferences, so that you can be an active participant in your treatment. We offer the most advanced therapies possible, while also helping you maintain your quality of life during treatment. We encourage you to be actively involved in the decision-making process.
Your team of specialists — gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, palliative care physicians, and a dedicated nursing, nutrition and social work staff — works closely together from your initial diagnosis and throughout your entire treatment, ensuring that your care is coordinated.
Because specialists from each discipline regularly discuss your care, we ensure that all available approaches to treatment are considered, and that you receive the combination of treatments that works best for your care. Our team works closely with other specialists, ensuring that you have access to our entire team of world-renowned experts.