Pancreatic Cancer Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

When you’re our patient, we don't just treat your pancreatic cancer – we treat you. You receive whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit. We are a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. This recognizes our dedication to providing the best possible outcomes and improved quality of life for every patient.

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Pancreatic Cancer Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

When you’re our patient, we don't just treat your pancreatic cancer – we treat you. You receive whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit. We are a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. This recognizes our dedication to providing the best possible outcomes and improved quality of life for every patient.

2278.0 miles away

About Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a gastrointestinal cancer that forms in the pancreas. The pancreas is the organ behind the stomach that helps with digestion and blood sugar regulation. Our expert oncology team uses the most effective, leading-edge therapies to treat patients with pancreatic cancer.

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Testing and Diagnostics

Your doctors use many diagnostic and prognostic tools to learn which therapies work best to treat your pancreatic cancer. Taking into account factors specific to your case, like cancer type and the genetic or molecular profile of the tumor, this may include one or more of the following:

  • Biopsy
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • MRI
  • PET/CT scan

Why Choose Us for Your Pancreatic Cancer Care?

As our patient, you have access to the best specialists and a full range of support services for you and your loved ones. We’re able to minimize the time between your diagnosis and treatment with coordinated, whole-person care that always puts you first.

Your personalized treatment plan depends on unique factors, from your diagnosis to your personal preferences. Your local oncologists meet regularly with other regional experts to discuss your case. These multidisciplinary tumor boards help us to be sure you’re getting the very best treatment, so you don’t have to visit another doctor or specialist yourself.

One thing most patients can count on is that cancer care takes a team! Your multidisciplinary team may include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and world-class surgeons. We are one of the top providers of Y-90 radioembolization on the West Coast. This minimally invasive radiation treatment leads to better outcomes and shorter recovery times for our patients.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best care. As part of this commitment, we offer transportation grants to help patients get to and from their appointments. And our oncologists host virtual Spanish lectures, called DocTalks, as an educational service for local communities.

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities. In keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

Local partnerships

We partner with local institutions to provide even better care for our patients. One such partner is City of Hope, a comprehensive cancer center. Our physicians work closely with City of Hope to share expert-to-expert knowledge and improve affordability. This means our care is even more coordinated and patient-focused, leading to better outcomes for you.

We are part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, which features world-class oncologists in six hospitals. As our patient, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. This means that your local cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons hundreds of newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Holy Cross Medical Center each year.

Providence is known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking advanced therapies to treat their pancreatic cancer. We partner with the Providence Research Center and other cancer research organizations. As our patient, you can participate in one of our many clinical trials. This includes FDA-regulated trials to develop new cancer therapies.

Awards and Accreditations

We are proud to see our dedication to our patients recognized by the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center received the prestigious American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet designation for fostering an environment of collaboration and quality patient care. Our center has earned the following recognitions:

Supporting Our Cancer Patients

Part of treating your illness means supporting and empowering you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. We provide you with a wide range of support services beyond conventional treatment to help you and your loved ones through your treatment journey as comfortably as possible. Depending on your personal needs, this may include one or more of the following :

  • Cancer rehabilitation services
  • Chaplain services
  • Counseling
  • Genetic counseling
  • Interpreter services
  • Integrative medicine
  • Nurse navigation
  • Nutrition services
  • Outpatient centers
  • Palliative care
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Pets with a Purpose Program
  • Research trials
  • Spiritual care services
  • Support groups
  • Telehealth services
  • Translation services
  • Transportation services
  • Virtual lectures
  • Women’s health services
The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

Our patients are the center of everything we do:

  • Our unique patient navigator program offers navigators specific to each cancer type to assist you throughout your cancer journey.
  • Our beautiful, modern hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies.
  • We also offer robust research labs not found in local, community-focused hospitals.

Learn more about the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

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Find Clinical Trials

Are you looking for a clinical trial for yourself or for a patient? We’d love to help you find one!

Expert Tips and Advice for Cancer

2/26/2024
Two early phase trials available at Providence Cancer Institute to evaluate escalating doses of different potential cancer treatments in patients with advanced solid tumors.
2/26/2024
The Food and Drug Administration has approved an adoptive cell therapy for adult patients with melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic).
2/21/2024
Supporting thousands of patients experiencing food insecurity, a converted space at Providence Gateway Internal Medicine clinic is filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, milk, eggs and more.
2/19/2024
​​​​​​​Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has opened a Multi-Cancer Early Detection Clinic, the first of its kind in the San Fernando Valley.