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Levine Cancer Institute Earns National Award for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Levine Cancer Institute Earns National Award for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer


(static) (light guitar music) – Hi, I’m Dr. David Iannitti,
chief of HPB surgery here at Levine Cancer Institute, home of the newly designated
Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas
Foundation for pancreatic cancer. Come on inside and I’ll
tell you all about it. (upbeat guitar music) The Center of Excellence recognizes that we have a integrated,
multi-disciplinary team to take care of all aspects of patients with pancreatic cancer. That ranges from palliative care, comfort measures, to high tech surgery and the most up to date medical oncology and clinical trials available. (light guitar music) And here is Dr. Hwang, the section head for GI
surgical, medical oncology. He is the person who runs
really all the clinical trials and offers the latest in medical oncology and treatments for pancreatic cancer. With some of these new
treatments that you’re offering, patients who are traditionally considered not surgically resectable
for some of these treatments, we can actually get them to surgery with the chance of removing their tumors. – That’s really the goal. That’s the only way we’re gonna
get these patients through. – This is Misty Eller. Misty is one of our
specialty nurse practitioners for pancreas here on 9B, which
is the hepatobiliary floor where we take care of all the
liver and pancreas patients. – Here we are 9B. This is our specialty hepatobiliary unit where all of our patients
come to us operatively. It is meant to be a comprehensive unit where we have patients come
in from the day of surgery and they stay here until they’re
ready to go to discharge. Either home, to a rehab
facility, nursing facility. – With the latest in surgical
innovation and technology, – And systemic therapies
and clinical trials, – We here at Levine Cancer Institute are proud to be designated
as a Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas
Foundation and pancreatic cancer. (upbeat, cheerful music) (static)

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