Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our doctors use a team approach to identify the most effective, science-based treatment for each case of pancreatic cancer.
  • Our clinicians are at the forefront of research into pancreatic cancer treatments.
  • We use the most advanced technology to offer sophisticated treatments not always available in the community setting.

The pancreas is a 6-inch-long organ located behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. It produces enzymes that help break down food and hormones that help the body regulate itself. When malignant cells grow and multiply within the tissues of the pancreas, pancreatic cancer develops. Every year sees about 49,000 diagnoses of pancreatic cancer, which affects men and women equally.

Yale Medicine clinicians are at the forefront of research into pancreatic cancer treatments.

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.