Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer. Each year, nearly 1,800 people with pancreatic cancer seek care at Mayo Clinic.

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Nov. 18, 2016
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