Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic CancerThe pancreas is a gland located within the abdomen, between the stomach and the spine. It assists with digestion and regulating blood-sugar level hormones. Pancreatic cancer forms due to abnormal cells in the pancreas growing and dividing, thus forming a tumor. Cells divide to form new cells on a need basis. When this process is disrupted by unnecessary new cells being produced or old cells not leaving the body, the abundance of extra cells creates a mass of tissue called a tumor. Types of Pancreatic Cancer:
- Exocrine or neuroendocrine (PNET) tumors
Pancreatic cancer can often spread to the liver, abdominal wall, lungs, bones, and/or lymph nodes. Treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer requires an integrated approach. Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center offers the full rage of robotic and minimally invasive surgeries to remove or eradicate tumors, along with the most advanced medical therapies. We offer a formal Pancreas Cancer Screening program and are designated a NPF Center of Excellence to curate your experience. This provides us with the resources to offer you the most effective treatment for your type of hepatobiliary or pancreatic cancer.
Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health was named a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence in 2015, the first in New Jersey. NPF Centers are awarded after a rigorous audit review to determine that an institution's focus is on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer, treating the “whole patient”.
Quality of Care
The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The medical center is the first in New Jersey to receive this accreditation.
Our Center of Excellence for Robotics is one of the top three largest robotic surgery programs in the New York/New Jersey metro area, offering robotic surgery at several convenient locations.