Pancreas Cancer

Cancer of the pancreas is uniquely difficult to treat since it is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage. Our expert team works to provide a precise diagnosis and effective treatment options. We combine advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. We use robotic and video-assisted technology to minimize the impact of the treatment and help you maintain a high quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all pancreatic cancers, including:

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    Pancreatic cystic tumors
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    Pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma
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    Pancreatic adenocarcinoma
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    Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET)
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    Intra-ductal papillary mucinous neoplasms
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    Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN)
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    Serous cystadenomas (SCA)
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    Metastatic tumors of the pancreas

Meet Your Care Team

Jordan D. Berlin
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4.8

Jordan D. BerlinMD

    Cancer, Esophageal Diseases, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Dana B. Cardin
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4.8

Dana B. CardinMD

    Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Kristen K. Ciombor
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4.9

Kristen K. CiomborMD

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Laura W. Goff
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4.7

Laura W. GoffMD

    Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Sophoclis P. Alexopoulos

Sophoclis P. AlexopoulosMD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Christina E. Bailey
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4.8

Christina E. BaileyMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Cancer, GI Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery
Kamran Idrees
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4.8

Kamran IdreesMD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, GI Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology Surgery
Lea K. Matsuoka

Lea K. MatsuokaMD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Carmen C. Solorzano
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4.8

Carmen C. SolorzanoMD

    Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Endocrine Disorders of the Adrenal Glands, Endocrine Malignancies, Endocrine Surgery, Gastrointestinal, General Surgery
Marcus C. Tan
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4.8

Marcus C. TanMD

    GI Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Neuroendocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Sarcoma, Surgical Oncology
Bapsi Chak Chakravarthy
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Bapsi Chak ChakravarthyMD

    Breast Cancer, Cancer, Liver Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Anthony M. Gamboa
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4.8

Anthony M. GamboaIII, MD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Disease
David A. Schwartz
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4.8

David A. SchwartzMD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Patrick S. Yachimski
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4.7

Patrick S. YachimskiMD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Disease

Why Choose Pancreas Cancer Care at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized cancer care

    The National Cancer Institute designates us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer.

  • High volume of procedures

    As one of the busiest pancreatic cancer programs in the Southeast, our high patient volumes translate into expert care for you. We are also the only hospital in Tennessee approved by the National Pancreas Foundation to care for patients with pancreatic cancer.

  • Team approach

    Our medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional gastroenterologists and pathologists combine their expertise to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. These specialists work closely with nutritionists and genetic counselors to provide you with quality care before, during and after treatment.

  • Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • Cancer clinical trials

    As a leading cancer research center, we offer the latest approaches being studied in clinical trials. When you take part in a cancer clinical trial, you have the chance to help improve treatment for others, while also receiving expert care from our experienced doctors and research nurses. Find a clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

  • Support services

    Cancer affects all aspects of life. We offer a range of support services, including the survivorship program and an integrative care center, to help you before, during and after treatment. 

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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