Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer of the pancreas is one of the most deadly forms of the disease. For the estimated 42,470 Americans who will be diagnosed in 2009, the five-year survival rate is 5 percent. Even for those diagnosed at an early stage, five-year survival is only 20 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.

At the Siteman Cancer Center, our physicians and researchers are developing innovative solutions to the problem of pancreatic cancer, including:

  • Research examining the role the immune system plays in promoting the disease
  • Clinical studies testing new combination treatments that offer improved survival
  • Innovative surgical techniques that reduce complications and remove tumors more effectively
  • A screening program for high risk patients to increase early diagnosis



Related Links

Know Your Risk 
Complete a pancreatic cancer risk assessment.

Pancreatic Cancer Podcasts 
Listen to Siteman physicians discuss research, detection and treatment.

Disease Information
Read about pancreatic cancer, including information about treatment and staging.

Physician Team
Learn about Siteman doctors who treat pancreatic cancer.