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UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the cancer center for the people of North Carolina, has established the Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence to utilize its full range of cancer center faculty and their expertise to better address pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat cancers. This comprehensive approach includes laboratory, translational and clinical research; drug development, biomedical engineering and pharmacology; and medical, radiation and surgical oncology.

The center serves as a national resource for patients and their loved ones who seek the latest and most reliable information about pancreatic cancer research, clinical advances, and community resources.

Appointments & Questions

 To make an appointment, refer a patient, or speak with an operator who can redirect you,
please call (984) 974-0000

(Available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday)


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“We now will have an infrastructure to connect people and integrate innovative research findings with clinical care. This will enable us to better diagnose pancreatic cancer, develop new treatments and make the best treatment decisions to improve quality of life.”
– Jen Jen Yeh, MD, director, Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence


Research at the Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence

  • We are conducting, connecting and integrating innovative research discoveries to improve the care of patients with pancreatic cancer in North Carolina and beyond.
  • UNC Lineberger has six pancreatic cancer clinical trials open, including three that are based on scientific discoveries made at UNC Lineberger. We have plans to open more studies, so stay connected with us to see if you or a loved one might be eligible for future trials.
  • Our center reinforces an infrastructure that promotes collaboration in the laboratories and clinics. This leads to more efficient and effective translation of scientific discoveries into clinical practice.
  • We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining the next generation of pancreatic cancer providers and researchers.
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“Progress in research relies on a community effort. Bringing together researchers and clinicians, as well as the community organizations, will be key for making an impact on this difficult cancer.

Supporting research infrastructure to bring greater cohesion to the pancreatic cancer researchers will promote more formal research interactions and position us better for team grant efforts centered on pancreatic cancer.”

– UNC Lineberger researcher Channing Der, PhD

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