The pancreas is a part of the gastrointestinal system in the upper part of the abdomen. Pancreatic cancer originates here. Surgery is most often the first treatment option, but your treatment team may decide that chemotherapy or chemotherapy plus radiation should be part of your treatment plan before or after surgery.
Why choose the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) for pancreatic cancer?
You’re surrounded by a multidisciplinary team at the CTRC. Gastrointestinal medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists all partner with gastrointestinal physicians and surgeons trained in endoscopy techniques, along with surgeons specializing in pancreatic cancer surgery, to design the best treatment plan for each pancreatic cancer case.
Pathologists who specialize in gastrointestinal pathology are included in discussions about the recommended path for your treatment plan after your case is discussed in depth at one of our regularly conducted cancer conferences.
Clinical trials at the CTRC
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Texas, the CTRC is uniquely qualified to guide you through the process of participating in a clinical trial. We have teams who specialize in all phases of clinical trials.
Trials are available for patients who have just been diagnosed and never been treated, as well as for patients who have had prior treatments. The CTRC also offers experimental treatments and first-in-human clinical trials under special programs for patients who qualify for such treatment options.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the CTRC main number: (210) 450-1000 or 800-340-2872 or email CTRCReferral@uthscsa.edu.