Pancreatic Cancer

Our patients with pancreatic cancer are cared for in a multidisciplinary clinic to coordinate, simplify and combine multiple appointments. Our collaborative team coordinates patient care creating personalized therapy plans.

Experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine have identified new ways to prevent, detect early, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. Researchers discovered genetic mutations that define targets for screening, early diagnosis and new treatment strategies that include enzyme/chemotherapy combinations and immunotherapy.

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Breakthroughs in Pancreatic Cancer

Fred Hutch researcher Sunil Hingorani pioneered one of the most significant breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research in decades

World's Largest Population-Based Study

Fred Hutch is home to the world’s largest population-based study examining environmental and genetic risk factors that contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer

Dr. Eric Seibel’s Human Photonics Laboratory create a device that can accurately diagnose cancer within minutes

94% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within 5 years, but this device provides a clearer picture that gives doctors better insight into treatment plans and the potential for improved prognosis of the disease.