If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you are not alone. Approximately 38,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year in the United States. The Elkins Pancreas Center, a multidisciplinary clinic, is here to help you by:
- Providing the best care for pancreatic cancer patients
- Leading in the discovery of effective new methods to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer
- Educating patients, their families, Baylor College of Medicine trainees, other physicians, and the community about pancreatic cancer
The center specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic diseases and pancreatitis, through pancreatic surgery (Whipple procedure), gene therapy, clinical trials, general surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Find out more about pancreatic cancer.
A benefit of treatment at an academic medical center like Baylor College of Medicine is the multidisciplinary team approach to clinical care that creates a personalized treatment plan based on your genetic and personal characteristics. This team stays with you throughout your journey.
In addition, pancreatic cancer patients have access to promising investigational treatments long before they are widely available at other hospitals.
We hope this website keeps you up-to-date on the latest at The Elkins Pancreas Center, helps you learn more about pancreas cancer, and helps you cope with the many issues this diagnosis brings.