Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which the malignant cells are found in the tissues of the pancreas, the organ responsible for producing enzymes that break down fats and proteins as well as producing insulin for the body. Pancreatic tumors are generally classified into two types: endocrine and exocrine. Last year, an estimated 42,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer is recognized nationwide as a leader in the fields of pancreatic cancer treatment and research. Pancreatic cancer patients at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are seen in the center’s Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Oncology Clinic, located in The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital. The clinic treats all types of GI cancers, including esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, colon cancer and rectal cancer, as well as soft-tissue sarcomas and endocrine diseases (thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal).
For more information about research, patient care, and clinical trials, please visit the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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