We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Cancer Clinic Team

Welcome to the Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic at Johns Hopkins

The Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic is designed to evaluate patients with known or suspected pancreatic cancer. The clinic is committed to a single-day comprehensive evaluation of a patient incorporating all the resources available for the education, diagnosis, treatment and research of pancreatic cancer by the top pancreatic cancer clinicians and specialists in the world.

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be stressful and overwhelming. All members of the Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic are dedicated to assisting you and your caregivers. If you have any questions regarding pancreatic cancer, you will have an opportunity to discuss these directly with a member of our team.

Who is likely to benefit from the clinic?

  • Patients with newly diagnosed or suspected pancreatic cancer and have had NO prior treatment for their pancreatic cancer.
  • Patients who have been informed they have locally advanced (not resectable and no metastatic cancer) or borderline resectable (may be resected but surgery could result in an incomplete resection) pancreatic cancer.
  • Patients who had surgery for pancreatic cancer and have not started any chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy
  • Patients with resectable (non-metastatic) pancreatic cancer may prefer to see one of our surgeons directly as opposed to being seen in the Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic.
  • Patients who have metastatic pancreatic cancer are not ideal candidates for the Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic because they typically are best treated directly by an oncologist (chemotherapy specialist) rather than a larger team.

What to Expect from the Clinic   

The Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic is committed to a single day evaluation of a patient incorporating all the resources available for education, diagnosis, treatment and research of pancreatic cancer. A patient will:

  • Be seen in one location by all services
  • Receive a comprehensive assessment
  • Have access to the following pancreatic cancer specialists:
    • Medical oncologists
    • Radiation oncologists
    • Surgical oncologists
    • Gastroenterologists
    • Pathologists
    • Radiologists
    • Genetics counseling referral
    • National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry
    • Nutritionists
    • Clinical trials
    • Oncology nurses
    • Pastoral care
    • Pain management specialists
    • Social workers
  • Have a recommended plan of treatment by the end of the clinic visit.
  • Summaries provided to primary care and/or referring physician.

What We Offer   

  • Educational materials for the patient and their family.
  • Same day diagnostic testing including specialized 3-dimensional pancreatic CT scans and MRI read by world renown radiologists.
  • Expertise in endoscopic procedures.
  • Careful examination of pathological slides by expert pancreatic pathologists.
  • Surgeons with extensive experience in resection of pancreatic tumors.
  • Combination of therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for locally advanced unresectable pancreatic tumors.
  • Integration of 3-D CT and PET/CT scans for radiation treatment planning.
  • A variety of investigational studies (clinical trials) for pancreatic cancer. These studies are critical in helping to investigate ways to screen for pancreatic cancer as well as to better diagnose and investigate new treatments.
  • Stereotatic Pancreatic Radiation Therapy.

Our Goals   

  • To provide a smooth and efficient patient experience.
  • To improve communication between patients with pancreatic cancer and their healthcare providers.
  • To improve the quality of life for patients with pancreatic cancer.
  • To educate patients with pancreatic cancer, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about pancreatic cancer and treatment options.
  • To work towards a cure for pancreatic cancer through basic and clinical research.

Getting Here   

Skip Viragh Center

To find out if you may benefit from the Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic, please call 410-933-PANC (410-933-7262) to make an appointment.

The clinic is located at:

Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building
201 N Broadway (NE corner of Fayette St and N Broadway)
5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21287

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Itinerary for Your Visit   

Skip Viragh Center side

The Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital is held each Monday and Tuesday in the Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building. In two consecutive days, patients will get a comprehensive evaluation by top pancreatic cancer specialists in the country.

It is most beneficial to bring someone with you to also hear what is related to you as this is a day filled with much information and interaction with many health care professionals. Having another person to hear, to clarify, to take notes, and to be your advocate is most important.

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For referring physicians, a written summary of the patient's proposed plan of treatment will be provided with permission. Our physicians will also be available by phone to address any questions regarding the clinic consensus.

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