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Dr. Venu Pillarisetty

Dr. Venu Pillarisetty
Dr. Venu Pillarisetty is a surgical oncologist who cares for patients with pancreas cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies. In this video Dr. Pillarisetty describes the advances that are happening in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Currently, pancreatic cancer is the disease that has the least successful treatment and the most potential for improvement through research. Pancreatic cancer cells behave very differently than other cancer cells and have a high probability of spreading to the liver, lung and inside the abdomen. For the first time in years, pancreatic cancer treatment is improving with new advances in chemotherapy, immunotherapy and surgical techniques. At SCCA we are pushing new advancements on each of these fronts.

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