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Pancreatic Cancer Care and Treatment Center in NJ

Why Choose Us

The Steeplechase Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary team approach to gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer care. We know you are looking for the best pancreatic cancer care center in New Jersey, and our team of experts specialize in the strategic treatment of digestive tract cancers with a multidisciplinary approach that delivers coordinated care based on a personalized treatment plan.

Research studies, also called clinical trials, are vital tools in the advancement of cancer treatment and prevention. As an affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, The Steeplechase Cancer Center offers patients the unique opportunity to receive care from the research physicians of the CINJ Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Oncology Program. This program takes a multidisciplinary approach to GI and pancreatic cancer care and utilizes close collaboration between specialists like surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists and social workers to ensure comprehensive cancer care.

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach. Pancreatic cancer begins when cells in the pancreas start to grow uncontrollably. There are two primary types of pancreatic cancer: Exocrine cancer and endocrine cancer: Exocrine cancers are by far the most common type of pancreas cancer, while tumors of the endocrine pancreas are uncommon, making up less than 5% of all pancreatic cancers.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and is expected to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death by the year 2020.

Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

Treatment options for people with pancreas cancer are limited, but include surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy. Our cancer experts will consider not only the stage of the disease, the size and locations of the tumor or tumors, whether the cancer has spread, your age and general health when coming up with your specialized treatment plan.

Cancer of the pancreas can be cured only if surgery can completely remove the tumor and if the cancer is found before it has spread. For people who can’t have surgery, other treatments may be able to help them live longer and feel better.

The team of gastrointestinal cancer specialists at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in NJ will you help plan the most effective treatments and surgeries, including:

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