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.

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.


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.

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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

Virginia Mason is relentlessly devoted to providing excellent health care. This commitment includes conducting clinical research studies that may improve the way we diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Benaroya Research Institute (BRI), oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason, uniquely combining the expertise of a world-renowned medical research institute with the remarkable care of a health care quality leader.

For more than 20 years, the goal of our clinical research program has been to provide each of our patients with a research option at every step of their disease, from initial diagnosis to long-term follow-up. Our trials include the use of chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies, as well quality of life/symptom management trials. Learn more about our current 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.