Pancreatic Cancer Study Group
Welcome! The goal of this website is to serve as a resource for people currently being tested for pancreatic cancer, patients who have already been diagnosed with this illness, and also for people with or without a medical background who want to learn more about this disease.
Our mission is to provide the best possible patient care with a team approach that involves several medical specialities in the overall management pancreatic cancer, including surgical oncology, medical oncology, diagnostic radiology, pathology, radiation oncology, epidemiology and clinical nutrition.
The Pancreatic Cancer Study Group strives to improve early diagnosis and treatment techniques through basic and translational research.
These are some of the directions laboratory research in pancreatic cancer has taken at MD Anderson. The discovery of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes has facilitated the understanding of some important questions in biology:
- How specific gene expression is regulated by extracellular signals
- How cell proliferation is controlled
- What mechanisms are involved in tumorigenesis and metastasis
If you have questions that were not answered by our website, please contact askMDAnderson or Henry Gomez, M.D. These trained professionals can help you find more details about your specific questions.