Pancreatic Cancer

There’s no better place for pancreatic cancer treatment than Virginia Mason, where we believe there is hope for every patient with pancreatic cancer. We deliver on that hope by providing world-class care at every step of your cancer journey. Here’s why you should choose Virginia Mason:

Top outcomes

Our survival rates are far above state and national averages for patients treated for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates

Unparalleled expertise

Our doctors, nurses and other team members have spent years specializing in pancreatic cancer. On your first visit, you will see experts in everything from oncology to surgery to nutrition. This team approach helps us evaluate your case from every angle and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Learn more about our care team >>


Patients come from across the nation to be treated for pancreatic cancer by our team. Our patient volumes have been in the nation’s top five for more than a decade. We have seen every type of pancreatic cancer, at every stage and phase, in every type of patient. This helps us know which treatments are right for you.

Innovative techniques

We use state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate, shrink and remove cancerous tissue. We perform many procedures using a minimally-invasive approach called endoscopy.

National Pancreas Foundation Center Logo

The Pancreatic Center of Excellence, nationally recognized as an NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation, and directed by Vincent Picozzi, MD, aims to achieve the finest outcomes in the world for pancreas disease patients using the latest advances in treatment, research and a multidisciplinary team approach.

Outstanding surgery results

We are able to operate on complex cases that other hospitals might consider inoperable. Patients who come to Virginia Mason for pancreatic cancer surgery usually go home quickly and have outcomes that are among the world’s best. Learn more about pancreatic cancer treatment >>

Care for the whole patient

Cancer affects all aspects of your life. We’ve built a team that goes beyond medical care to help you navigate nutritional, emotional and financial challenges. Patients and families helped us design these support services to make sure we care for all your needs.  

Clinical trials

We participate in research trials that give you access to the most promising new therapies, for every phase and stage of pancreatic cancer. Learn more about pancreatic cancer clinical trials >> 

Make an Appointment

We usually see new patients within 72 hours. To make an appointment or for more information, please call (206) 341-1652.