Finding a Specialist or Cancer Center

To find a doctor or hospital that specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer:

  • Contact the patient’s insurance company and request a referral to an oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Use the Doctor Finder feature on the American Medical Association (AMA) website.
  • Contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PALS program to learn more about specialists and cancer centers.  Call 877-272-6226 or email  PALS Associates are available M-F 7am-5pm Pacific Time.
    • Please note that PALS Associates may provide specific names of health professionals or cancer centers known to specialize in pancreatic cancer.  However, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network does not recommend nor endorse any one health professional or hospital over another.


Other Resources:
DrScore website provides feedback on physician quality to patients and to healthcare professionals.

Oncology Professional Societies:
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)
American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)


Information provided by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. (“PanCAN”) is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. PanCAN may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to pancreatic cancer, but PanCAN does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. In addition, please note that any personal information you provide to PanCAN’s associates during telephone and/or email communications may be stored and used to help PanCAN achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for, pancreatic cancer. Stored constituent information may be used to inform PanCAN programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future pancreatic cancer research and treatment efforts. PanCAN will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.