Meet Our Team

Columbia Cancer builds a team of medical and support experts around you, bringing you care that’s truly multidisciplinary and all in one place. Our experts specialize in pancreatic cancer treatment and support. We coordinate your care to make it as simple as possible and to make sure you have smooth continuity of care during your treatment.

Your Care Team at Columbia Cancer

Your care team may include:

  • Gastroenterologists, specialists of the digestive tract who diagnose disease and conduct procedures to pinpoint problems and provide immediate symptom relief.
  • Pathologists, who examine tissue and fluid to look for changes in cells in order to classify a tumor’s stage and look for markers that will help your care team determine the best course of treatment for you.
  • Medical oncologists, who diagnose cancer and direct treatments such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.
  • Geneticists, who identify family members who may be at risk.
  • Surgeons, who do operations to diagnose and remove cancer.
  • Radiation oncologists, who use radiation to precisely target cancer cells, causing them to be damaged and die.
  • Palliative care specialists, who are experts in reducing symptoms like nausea and pain.
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners, who provide hands-on medical and supportive care along your journey. Nurse navigators may also help you through specific processes, such as enrolling in a clinical trial.
  • Mental health experts, including our pancreatic cancer psychosocial oncology team, who help you and your family cope with the wide range of emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis.
  • Social workers, who can help you find resources in the community and provide emotional support.
  • Integrative health practitioners, including reiki, massage, acupuncture, yoga therapy, meditation and more, to help you deal with the physical, mental and emotional aspects of cancer treatment and survivorship.
  • Nutritionists, to help you create and follow a plan that will support the healing your body must do during and after cancer treatment.
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, who help you regain function you might have lost due to surgery or treatment side effects.
  • Spiritual practitioners, multifaith chaplains who can help with your religious, spiritual, and emotional needs and help you make decisions, participate in religious rituals, and more.
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