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Virginia’s Leading Resource for Pancreatic and Biliary Cancer Care

You want the best, most experienced health care providers on your side when you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a pancreatic disease. VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center's Pancreas and Biliary Neoplasm Program is Virginia’s leading resource for pancreatic and biliary cancer care, and the first of its kind in the Richmond area. We understand that a pancreatic cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones, which is why we have coordinated our schedules so that all specialists are available to meet with patients in one day in the same clinic.

Multidisciplinary Team Provides Treatment Plan

Our patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach is what sets VCU Health apart from other providers. On your appointment day, an entire team of surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, radiologists and radiation and medical oncologists will meet to evaluate your tests and medical history and recommend the best course of treatment for you. After lunch, you will consult with the appropriate specialists and leave with all the necessary information about your diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

By bringing together the top specialists from a variety of disciplines to see patients on the same day in the same clinic, your time is focused on getting better instead of waiting for multiple appointments and making multiple trips to VCU Health. This efficient, coordinated care helps reduce treatment delays, lessens anxiety and leads to the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Leading Edge Clinical Trials

Because VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is Richmond's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, you also have access to cutting-edge clinical trials and the most advanced treatment options available for pancreas and biliary cancers.

Nurse Navigators Help Guide Patients

We want our patients to focus on healing and not scheduling appointments and coordinating treatment, which is why your appointment will be scheduled within one week of your referral and your care will be coordinated by our nurse navigator. This professional will contact you and meet you and your family on the day of your first appointment to guide you through imaging and lab tests. If necessary, you will also see a nutritionist and social worker on the same day.

Why Choose VCU Health

Using innovative, state-of-the-art research efforts, our physician/scientists are committed to the expansion of knowledge and understanding of pancreas and biliary cancer and diseases. Choose VCU Health for your pancreas and biliary cancer treatment because our care is:

  • Collaborative: Cancer care generally requires multiple forms of treatment and various specialized doctors. At VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center, our specialists collaborate in interdisciplinary teams to coordinate all aspects and stages of patient care, and conveniently provide that care in one location. Massey pioneered the region’s multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, which combines the expertise of many doctors. This approach ensures that you will receive the ideal combination and sequence of treatment.
  • Compassionate: Through respectful, attentive and compassionate care, Massey’s cancer care team builds healing relationships with patients that help reduce suffering and death from cancer.
  • Comprehensive: The Massey Pancreas Program offers an integrative approach with a full range of treatment options that support patients' strength and well-being while improving their quality of life through treatment, recovery and survivorship. Additionally, you have access to clinical trials testing new and promising treatments that are only available at National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers like Massey. We also offer comprehensive support services that range from minimizing symptoms and side effects to coping with the cognitive, emotional and psychological effects of cancer.
  • Customized: Recognizing that each patient is unique and each type of cancer is different, Massey provides treatment strategies and care plans tailored and individualized to you. Additionally, pancreas patients will have direct access to our nurse navigator who will provide guidance as they move through the health care system.
  • Leading Edge: Our doctors have unparalleled knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating all types of pancreas and biliary cancers and pancreatic cysts. As gastrointestinal cancer experts subspecializing in the pancreas, they are specifically trained in and dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.