Pancreatic Cancer Information / Research / Treatment

*Indicates a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300C
Los Angeles, CA  90064
310.473.5107 (fax)

This is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research, and serving as an information/advocacy resource to pancreatic cancer patients and families.

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions*
Department of Pathology – Weinberg Building
Ralph E. Hruban, M.D.
The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD  21287-5678
Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic

This is a clinic, specifically-designed, for the evaluation of patients with known or suspected pancreatic cancer that takes place during a one-day, comprehensive examination.

The National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1550 Orleans St., CRB II, Room 341
Baltimore, MD  21231

This is a registry for information-gathering from families affected by pancreas cancer that includes a section of frequently-asked questions, research findings and details about genetic testing for pancreatic cancer.

Cure Pancreatic Cancer:

Lustgarten Foundation
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY  11714
516.8032303 (fax)

The mission of the organization is to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer by: increasing funding and support of research, facilitating and enhancing the dialogue among members of the medical and scientific communities, advocating increases in the NCI annual  budget, and heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center*
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY  10021

They conduct research and treatment of pancreatic cancer, including clinical trials.  They also maintain The Pancreatic Cancer Registry.

Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
17 N. State Street, Suite 1550
Chicago, IL  60601
312.726.7715 (fax)

The Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff raise charitable dollars to support early detection pancreatic cancer research by making grants to medical institutions and pancreatic cancer support groups

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
55 Kenosia Avenue
P. O. Box 1968
Danbury, CT 06813-1968
203.798.2291 (fax)

A federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare (orphan) diseases (ex. pancreatic islet cell tumor) and assisting the organizations that serve them.

National Pancreas Foundation
3 Bethesda Metro Center
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814


Supports research of diseases of the pancreas and provides information and humanitarian services to individuals suffering from such illnesses.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University*
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Galter Pavilion, 675 N. St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL  60611
866.587.4322 (toll-free)

They are affiliated with four teaching hospitals – Northwestern Memorial, Children’s Memorial, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

The Pancreas Club, Inc.
Heather Miller, Executive Administrator
780 W. Army Trail Rd., Suite 184
Carol Stream, IL  60188
630.517.8514 (fax)

Mission and Goal:  To promote the interchange of ideas between pancreatologists throughout the world and to maintain an informal “club” atmosphere.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN)
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.725.0029 (fax)
877.272.6226 (toll-free)

The organization raises money for direct private funding of research – and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding for medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.  It also focuses on patient support and community outreach.
312 Fountain Avenue
Pacific Grove, California 93950


This is a website, maintained by the Cancer Patients Alliance that includes the largest database of clinical trials in the world dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer and also the world’s most robust array of current medical literature about pancreatic cancer.

University of Chicago Cancer Research Center*
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 1140
Chicago, IL 60637

888.824.0200 (new patients)

At the U of C Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology, their team of pancreatic cancer specialists works together to provide a thorough, multidisciplinary approach towards research and pancreatic cancer treatment.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center*
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX  77030
713.792.2121 (Main Switchboard) or 877.MDA.6789 (askMDAnderson)

Gastrointestinal Care Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX  77030

713.792.8528 (fax)

The Center diagnoses, treats and manages cancers of the digestive system through their Pancreatic Cancer Study Group and the Tumor Study Group.