Find a Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Center
Today, more than 60 cancer centers across the United States are designated by the NCI as Cancer Centers or Comprehensive Cancer Centers. You can get a second opinion or be treated for pancreatic cancer at one of these centers. Most have patient information services that will help you.
National Cancer Institute–Designated Cancer Centers
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Program coordinates broad-based interdisciplinary programs in cancer research. These high-volume cancer centers are dedicated to the advancement of cancer research. NCI recognizes two types of centers: Cancer Centers and Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Each type of center has special characteristics and capabilities for organizing new programs of research that can take advantage of important new findings and address timely research questions. The terms Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cancer Center do not denote a difference in the quality of care provided.
Multidisciplinary Clinics Dedicated to Pancreatic Cancer
More and more today, cancer centers are opening multidisciplinary clinics specifically dedicated to pancreatic cancer. (Often, these multidisciplinary clinics are located at NCI-designated cancer centers.)The goal of multidisciplinary clinics is to provide the highest quality of care. Patients who have suspected or known pancreatic cancer may receive a comprehensive evaluation that incorporates all of the resources available at these clinics for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Because highly experienced pancreatic cancer clinicians and specialists are available at these clinics, the most advanced treatments are offered. These clinics also provide patients with the infrastructure, coordinated services, and team approach needed to carefully walk them through all phases of treatment.