The Australian Pancreatic Centre is a leading centre for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic disease. Based on Sydney’s North Shore it translates cutting edge research into evidence based clinical practice. At the heart of the centre are doctors and researchers passionate about improving outcomes for people with pancreatic cancer.
The clinical arm is made up of internationally recognised clinicians passionate about fighting pancreatic cancer. The multidisciplinary team at the Australian Pancreatic Centre is the key to better patient outcomes in this deadly disease. The team is made up of pancreatic surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and gastroenterologists all with specific expertise and experience managing pancreatic cancer. The close collaboration between team members is the driving force in finding the best course for each patient. Each specialty is at the forefront of best practice and research; looking for better techniques and treatments for pancreatic cancer management. These doctors are supported by a broader team nursing staff, dieticians, psychologists and clinical care coordinators. Every member is essential to achieving the best outcomes and all are highly experienced in the care of people with pancreatic cancer. This multidisciplinary team is at the heart of improved patient survival and quality of life.
Within the Australian Pancreatic Centre is one of the most experienced and successful surgical teams in Australia. The centre performs more than one hundred pancreatectomies a year for pancreatic cancer and contributes the most pancreatic tumours samples to the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative of any institution.
The research team at the Australian Pancreatic Centre are forging a new and more hopeful future for people with pancreatic cancer. The purpose of the centre is to uncover new targets that will lead to a paradigm shift in pancreatic cancer treatment. Currently this is aimed at biomarkers for early cancer detection, biomarkers of responsiveness to cancer treatments and intra-operative markers of post-operative outcome. These current avenues of research will lead to direct and significant improvements in post-operative outcomes and patient life expectancy. Their rapid integration into clinical practice is aimed at achieving the best possible outcome for patients.