The UCSF Pancreas Center diagnoses and treats patients with a wide range of pancreatic disorders, from benign tumors to pancreatitis and cancer. Our team includes specialists in anesthesia, gastroenterology, neurology, nursing, psychology and surgery. Patients may have the opportunity to participate in studies – called clinical trials – of the latest experimental therapies.
The Pancreas Center was founded in 2012 by Dr. Margaret Tempero. Our mission is to advance the care of patients with pancreatic diseases through prevention, early detection, individual treatment and research. Our patient care practice is located in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic at Mission Bay. Our specialists also treat patients in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Clinic at Parnassus.
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PA-C, MPH, MSPhysician assistant
MD, FACSGastrointestinal cancer surgeon
Hobart W. Harris
MD, MPH, FACSGastrointestinal surgeon
Yoke Wah Khoo
MDPancreatic and gastrointestinal surgeon
Andrew H. Ko
MDColorectal and gastrointestinal cancer specialist
MD, PhDGastrointestinal cancer surgeon
NP, MSNNurse practitioner
NP, MSN, MSWNurse practitioner
Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors (MK-3475-158/KEYNOT...
In this study, participants with multiple types of advanced (unresectable and/or metastatic) solid tumors that have progressed on standard of care therapy will be treated with pembrolizumab.
PEGPH20, Gemicitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
We will be conducting a Phase II study investigating PEGPH20 in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel in patients with borderline resectable PDAC at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC...
A Study of AbGn-107 in Patients With Gastric, Colorectal, Pancreatic or Biliary Cancer
This study is to define the safety profile and to determine the Maximal tolerated dose regimen and preliminary efficacy of AbGn-107 administered every 14 days (Q2W regimen) or 28 days (Q4W regimen) in patients with c...
A Study of Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in Participants With Metastatic ...
A Phase Ib/II, open-label, multicenter, randomized study designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and preliminary anti-tumor activity of immunotherapy-based treatment combinations in participants...
Pembrolizumab-based Therapy in Previously Treated High Grade Neuroendocrine Carcinomas
This is a pilot study of pembrolizumab-based therapy in previously treated extrapulmonary poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma
APX005M With Concurrent Chemoradiation for Resectable Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction ...
This pilot phase II trial studies the side effects of CD40 agonistic monoclonal antibody APX005M (APX005M), chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, and to see how well they work when given before surgery in treating pat...
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Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Pancreas Transplant Services
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Total Pancreatectomy – Islet Auto-Transplant (TP-IAT) Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0780
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