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UT Southwestern Medical Center’s multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer program is committed to providing research-driven, effective care for patients with pancreatic cancer. We offer the most precise diagnostic techniques and newest treatments to help patients beat the disease. 

As the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas, we deliver the best cancer care available today and push to discover new treatments. NCI designation means we offer patients the ability to participate in the broadest possible range of clinical trials, with access to potential therapies not available at other facilities.

Team Approach Helps Protect Patients from Pancreatic Cancer

Research-Backed Strategies, Unmatched Expertise

Pancreatic cancer, a type of gastrointestinal cancer, begins in the pancreas, the organ in the abdomen that releases enzymes to aid digestion and hormones to help manage blood sugar.

Because it is difficult to diagnose and can be aggressive, pancreatic cancer requires timely, effective care from an experienced team using the newest techniques. At UT Southwestern, our team relies on the latest research to offer patients the best possible outcomes while minimizing complications and side effects. 

Our patients benefit from the combined knowledge of a range of specialists, including gastroenterologists; surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists; nutritionists; and geneticists. 

Our team understands the importance of pursuing innovative approaches to prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Our commitment to ongoing research ensures that our patients benefit from the very latest diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies, including those available only through clinical trials.  

For patients with resectable, or localized, pancreatic cancer, we offer the most expertise in North Texas. We perform a high volume of pancreatic cancer surgeries, and our experience has dramatically reduced mortality associated with the procedures. 

Our Services for Pancreatic Cancer

At UT Southwestern, our goal is to quickly and effectively diagnose patients and then begin treatment as soon as possible. We offer coordinated care, with an entire team of specialists collaborating on each case and developing a personalized treatment plan – typically within a single visit.

Early detection and diagnosis is vital because pancreatic cancer can have vague symptoms and can spread aggressively. Our unique pancreatic cancer prevention program focuses on identifying risks and providing early detection and diagnosis. 

With early detection, pancreatic cancer has a higher chance of being successfully treated. Once we have evaluated the cancer, our team will discuss treatment options with the patient and establish a personalized plan of care. 

We offer the latest treatments, such as:

  • A variety of surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive procedures that encourage faster healing, as well as laparoscopic, robotic, and image-guided approaches
  • Emerging therapies that are exclusively available through clinical trials, often before they are available at other medical centers 

In addition, we offer a range of support services to help patients and their families through this challenging time.

Find a Clinical Trial

We have a wide range of clinical trials open to patients with all stages of cancer. Search for opportunities to participate in a cancer study.


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Digestive Disease

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas 701 Tuscan Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 210
Irving, Texas 75039
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Digestive Disease

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities 8611 Hillcrest Road, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75225
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