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Tumour stream lead 


​​​Prof. Jas Samra



What is pancreatic ca​ncer?

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Pancreatic cancer is cancer that is found in the pancreas, an organ responsible for aiding digestion and producing important hormones such as insulin.


Our service​

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The pancreatic cancer service at RNSH is a leading centre of excellence in pancreatic cancer outcomes. We work in a multidisciplinary team comprised of experienced healthcare professionals to ensure patient-centred centred, evidence-based outcomes are met.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of pancreatic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, a pancreatic cancer nurse coordinator, pathologists, radiologists, interventional radiologist and allied health.

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Multidisciplinar​y team (MDT) and clinics


  • MDTs occur on Tuesdays fortnightly
  • Medical oncology/Radiation oncology GI clinic occurs weekly on Thursdays


Diseases


  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
  • Cystic neoplasms and IPMN
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (pNET)
  • Other rare types of tumours

Pancreatic cancer experts​​​​

 Surgeons

Prof. Jas Samra 
Prof. Anubhav Mittal

 Radiation oncologists

Prof. Andrew Kneebone 
A/Prof. George Hruby 

 Medical oncologists

Prof. Nick Pavlakis 
A/Prof​ Connie Diakos
Dr David Chan

 Pancreatic cancer nurse coordinator

CNC Monica Guha (Monday-Friday)​

​Cancer Nurse Coordinators​​

  • Monica Guha, pancreatic cancer nurse (Monday-Friday)

    I have six years experience as a clinical nurse specialist in surgical oncology, a Masters Degree in Acute Care Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing. I am passionate about providing support, care and information to patients with pancreatic cancer and work closely with the multidisciplinary team. As a member of the Cancer Nursing Society of Australia and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network I am actively involved in quality improvement projects and pancreatic cancer service planning.

Affiliations/pa​rtners

ChevronGastroenterology
ChevronEndocrinology
ChevronGenesis Care


Useful links​


ChevronFor information on cancers, support and services:External LinkCancer Council NSW
ChevronFor information on cancer treatments and patient information sheets:External LinkeviQ (Cancer Treatment Online)
ChevronFor information, resources and support for pancreatic cancer:External LinkPanKind
ChevronFor dedicated pancreatic support, resources and information:External LinkPanca​re Foundation​​