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Pancreas and Biliary Center

Pancreas & Biliary Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic

What is a multidisciplinary clinic?

As treatments for pancreatic and biliary cancer evolve, fewer patients undergo single-modality therapy. Instead, more and more patients are being treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that involves the expert opinions of specialists in those treatments.

This "multidisciplinary approach" provides patients with the most current, effective, and evidence-based treatments in a single-day appointment, as well as the opportunity to meet with the specialists who collaborate in his or her care. These specialists might include:

  • Surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Anesthesiologists (for pain management)
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Research coordinators

Learn the advantages of a multidisciplinary clinic

We offer advanced diagnostic and interventional endoscopic treatments, traditional and laparoscopic Whipple and Distal procedures,
as well as chemotherapy & radiotherapy regimens.

Once the patient is referred to the clinic, specialists review his or her laboratory and radiologic tests – and order new tests, if indicated. After the patient provides a thorough history and gets a physical examination, the patient's case is presented to the multidisciplinary team, who design an individualized plan of care that they discuss with the patient.

A Pancreatic Cancer Patient's Story

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"We knew we were in the right place."

 

An MRI revealed the source of Dr. Wayne Munson's "abdominal discomfort" – a pancreatic tumor. He and his family knew such a diagnosis required a specialist's attention. As Wayne's wife Barbara recounts: "What comfort it was, meeting the team and Dr. Schulick and in very short order we knew we were in the right place."

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One call. One-day consultation. All approaches.