Pancreatic Cancer

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Our Doctors

An expert team of doctors cares for patients in the Pancreatic Cancer Specialty Clinic. In addition, many other people are part of the care team and play important roles in caring for patients with pancreatic cancer or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD

Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Apisarnthanarax is a radiation oncologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers and genitourinary tumors, including prostate cancer. He also specializes in proton therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and liver cancer.

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Anthony L. Back, MD

Anthony L. Back, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Back is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the gastrointestinal system. He is an expert in communication between physicians and patients and acts as a mentor for many new physicians.

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Teresa A. Brentnall, MD

Teresa A. Brentnall, MD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Brentnall is a gastroenterology specialist practicing at UW Medical Center and specializes in familial pancreatic cancer and colon cancer associated with inflammatory bowel disease.

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David R. Byrd, MD

David R. Byrd, MD

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Byrd is a UW professor of surgery, the section chief of surgical oncology, and director of the Pancreatic Cancer Specialty Clinic. He was the first surgeon to bring the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique to the Northwest. He is an expert in many surgical procedures, including the Whipple procedure used in pancreas cancer treatment.

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Gabriela Chiorean, MD

Gabriela Chiorean, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Chiorean specializes in treating patients with colorectal, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic cancers.

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Andrew L. Coveler, MD

Andrew L. Coveler, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Coveler is a medical oncologist who treats cancers of the gastrointestinal system.

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William P. Harris, MD

William P. Harris, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Harris specializes in caring for people with gastrointestinal malignancies including hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer.

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Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD

Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Hwang is a gastroenterologist who strives to provide excellent care to his patients and to improve their quality of life.

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Wui-Jin Koh, MD

Wui-Jin Koh, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Koh is a professor of Radiation Oncology at University of Washington and the medical director for Radiation Oncology for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He specializes in treating gynecological and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Orpheus Kolokythas, MD

Radiology

Dr. Kolokythas provides his clinical colleagues with the best imaging information possible in order to establish the correct diagnosis. By doing so aides in optimizing the patient's individual treatment.

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Edward H. Lin, MD

Edward H. Lin, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Lin is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal cancers.

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Gary N. Mann, MD, BCh

Gary N. Mann, MD, BCh

Surgery

Dr. Mann is a surgeon at UW Medicine specializing in general surgery, melanoma, endocrine neoplasia management, sarcoma, pancreas cancer, and molecular imaging of endocrine tumors.

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Marcus Neubauer, MD

Marcus Neubauer, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Neubauer treats patients with lung, head, neck, and gastrointestinal cancers.

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James O. Park, MD

James O. Park, MD

Surgery

Dr. Park is a surgical oncologist from University of Washington Medical Center who works with the pancreas cancer care team at SCCA and the liver tumor clinic at UW Medical Center.

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Venu G. Pillarisetty, MD

Venu G. Pillarisetty, MD

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Pillarisetty is a surgical oncologist who cares for patients with pancreas cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies.

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Michael D. Saunders, MD

Michael D. Saunders, MD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Saunders is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is also director of the Digestive Disease Center at UW Medical Center.

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Veena Shankaran, MD

Veena Shankaran, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Shankaran is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, with a particular focus on cancers of the esophagus and stomach.

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Paul E. Swanson, MD

Paul E. Swanson, MD

Pathology

Dr. Swanson is a pathologist on the gastrointestinal cancers team.

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Maria A. Westerhoff, MD

Maria A. Westerhoff, MD

Pathology

Dr. Westerhoff is a pathologist on the gastrointestinal cancers team.

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Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD

Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD

Pathology

Dr. Yeh is a pathologist specializing in diagnosis of gastrointestinal, liver, biliary and pancreatic cancer.

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Raymond S. W. Yeung, MD, FRCS (C), FACS

Raymond S. W. Yeung, MD, FRCS (C), FACS

Surgery

Dr. Yeung is a surgeon whose focus is the treatment of liver and bile duct tumors. He founded the Liver Tumor Clinic at UW Medical Center and actively investigates the molecular mechanisms related to cancer development. He also engages in basic research of tuberous sclerosis complex and lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

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Care Team

Important members of the PCSC care team include nurses, dieticians, and others.