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Pancreatic Cancer

National Recognition for Pancreatic Care

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Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health has been named an NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation. This designation is for premier health facilities that focus on high-quality, team-based approaches to pancreatic disease.

Pancreatic cancer is a fast-growing cancer that has become the third leading cause of cancer death.

If you suspect you have pancreatic cancer, or if you’ve already received a diagnosis, UC San Diego Health is ready to care for you. We see more pancreatic cancer patients than any other medical center in the region, and our surgeons perform the highest volume of the complex procedures for this kind of cancer. We also offer prevention and screening services for those with a history of pancreatic cysts or a family history of pancreatic cancer.

Our decades of clinical expertise, combined with scientific advances from our research team, mean that we offer medical care not available anywhere else in the region.

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Despite a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer and ongoing chemotherapy, Mike Levine is training to compete in one of the most grueling of physical competitions: the Ironman World Championship. When Mike's cancer spread to his lungs he began end-of-life planning. A second opinion at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health gave him one more chance to compete in the sport he loves.

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We now use genetic testing to analyze tumors and tailor cancer treatments to individual patients. See Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy.