Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer
The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Center specializes in treating cancers of the:
- Digestive or gastrointestinal tract.
Your multidisciplinary team
Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat these cancers. Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments often are most effective. Your team will tailor your cancer treatment for your cancer and for you.
Advances in interventional radiology make it possible to destroy cancer tumors with drugs that specifically target tumor cells (chemoembolization) or with tiny sources of radiation that are implanted directly into the tumor. A new treatment for liver cancer, called radiofrequency ablation, uses heat produced by electrical current to kill cancer cells.
When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will meet with a team of doctors in one visit:
- Your surgeon can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
- Your medical oncologist can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
- Your radiation oncologist can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.
- A vascular/interventional radiologist who can destroy solid tumors with new, minimally invasive techniques.
Together, these specialists, in consultation with your primary-care doctor and with the support of your care-management team, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions