The pancreas is located behind the stomach and in front of the spine. Most pancreatic cancers are adenocarcinomas and form in the exocrine cells which produce and release enzymes into the small intestine to help the body digest food. These types of cancer do not secrete hormones or cause any obvious symptoms, making early diagnosis difficult.
Another type of pancreatic cancer is caused by neuroendocrine tumors that form in the endocrine cells which produce hormones such as insulin. These cancers generally grow slowly and have better prognosis than exocrine pancreatic cancers.
Our goal is to achieve the best treatment for pancreatic cancer according to the genetic characteristics of each patient’s tumor.