Pancreatic Cancer

As a recognized leader and high-volume provider of innovative care, Hoag’s multidisciplinary team of experts performs some of the most advanced procedures available in the nation with clinical outcomes that rival national figures.

A Leader in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

From a pancreatic cyst surveillance program, to immunotherapy natural killer cell clinical trials, to advanced surgical options, Hoag is truly a leader for pancreatic cancer care in Orange County. The multidisciplinary team that leads the program continues to strive to find new, innovative therapies to bring more promise to the care of pancreatic cancer patients.

Surgical Outcomes Place Hoag at the Top

Hoag's dedicated team of pancreatic surgeons are highly experienced in both standard and complex pancreatic resection, including the use of minimally invasive techniques like robotic-assisted Whipple surgery.

The Most Advanced Radiation Oncology is Available at Hoag

The ViewRay MRIdian™ Linear Accelerator is the most advanced radiation therapy available in the United States, and expertly treats soft tissue tumors, like pancreatic cancer, through the use of real time MRI imaging.

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer is Possible

Hoag's Anita Erickson Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Program - the first of it's kind in California - offers individuals concerned about pancreatic cancer an ongoing surveillance program to monitor risk and development of cancer.

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Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer

Factors that may increase your risk of pancreatic cancer include:

  • Being African American
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • Diabetes
  • Personal or family history of pancreatic cancer
  • Family history of certain cancer syndromes can increase cancer risk, including a familial breast cancer (BRCA2),
  • Lynch syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, Familial Melanoma and Hereditary colon cancer (HNPCC)
  • Lifestyle related, such as smoking, alcohol use and high fat diet

Groundbreaking Clinical Trials & Research

Hoag leads innovative clinical trials, including natural killer cell immunotherapy agents, all pushing for more advanced, effective care for pancreatic cancer patients.

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Expert Care You Can Trust

Hoag’s committed to accurate diagnosis, combined with progressive therapeutic options enables Hoag patients to achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes in the nation.

Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Navigator

A clinical nurse navigator serves an important role as facilitator and guide for patients, providing resources, access to clinical providers and answering questions throughout the cancer journey.

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