Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • We offer rapid, onsite evaluation to diagnose pancreatic cancer.
  • We perform tests such as immunostaining, molecular and flow cytometry.
  • Our pathologists have deep expertise in evaluating biopsy samples for pancreatic cancer.

Despite so much progress made on cancer in recent years, pancreatic remains the toughest cancer to beat. It has the lowest five-year survival rate of all cancers and is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The disease can be insidious because it has few early symptoms and can therefore be difficult to diagnose.

Yale Medicine’s advanced technology helps patients who suspect they may have the condition get the answers they need as soon as possible.


Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.