Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a serious condition that requires expert, focused care. At the University of Chicago Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology, our team of pancreatic cancer specialists works together to provide a thorough, multidisciplinary approach to pancreatic cancer treatment. This team includes internationally known medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, as well as highly regarded experts in gastrointestinal endoscopy, cancer genetics, pain management, pathology, and advanced diagnostic imaging. No other hospital in the Chicago area can match the combined expertise of the University of Chicago Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology.

Cancer experts in a meeting Multidisciplinary teams of cancer experts regularly meet to discuss each patient's progress.

Here, physicians who treat patients with pancreatic cancer are the same scientists who are researching new and better ways to stop this devastating disease. Our pancreatic cancer patients have access to promising investigational treatments long before they are widely available at other hospitals.

With expertise like this, it's no wonder U.S.News & World Report has consistently ranked both our cancer and gastroenterology programs among the best in the United States.

Our Commitment to Respond Quickly

Pancreatic cancer is a fast-growing disease that requires prompt treatment. We know that when this diagnosis is made or suspected, it's important to receive an immediate evaluation by a qualified team of pancreatic cancer experts. We're committed to seeing patients quickly.


Information from the National Cancer Institute

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View videos of UChicago Medicine pancreatologist Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc, discussing the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer in a series of videos produced by the National Pancreas Foundation.

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