Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a fast-growing cancer that has become the fourth 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. 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.

For more information — including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment information — see Pancreatic Cancer.

Patient Story

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, dad and athlete Chris Kerwin wasn't sure if he would make it to Thanksgiving. Now, after working with Dr. Paul Fanta and Dr. Andrew Lowy, he is back to being active and spending time with his family. Watch larger on YouTube.

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Additional Pancreatic Cancer Resources


    For more information or to make an appointment:

    Moores Cancer Center 

    Contact the Pancreatic Cancer Program

    Appointments: 858-822-2124

    PancWest Symposium: Sept. 24, 2016

    Together with Oregon Health & Science University, UC San Diego Health invites you to a collaborative scientific and clinical meeting hosted by Andrew Lowy, MD, on Sept. 24. It will cover the latest advances and current obstacles in pancreatic cancer research and patient care. For more information, see

    Personalized Cancer Care

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