The Elkins Pancreas Center

Baylor Clinic
6620 Main St. 13th Floor, Suite 1350
Houston, TX 77030


William E Fisher, M.D., FACS

William E Fisher, M.D., FACS

Professor, Clinical Vice-Chair and Chief
Department of Surgery
General Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Elkins Pancreas Center
Baylor College of Medicine

George L. Jordan, M.D. Chair in General Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Chief, Surgery Service Line
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
 

GEORGE VAN BUREN, II, M.D., FACS

GEORGE VAN BUREN, II, M.D., FACS

Assoc. Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine

Assoc. Professor
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Division of Surgical Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
 


Elkins Pancreas Center Mission Statement

  • Providing the best care for pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis patients

  • Leading in the discovery of effective new methods to diagnose and treat pancreatic disease

  • Educating patients, their families, Baylor College of Medicine trainees, other physicians, and the community about pancreatic cancer

 

The Statistics

  • This year approximately 53,670 will be diagnosed & 43,000 will die

  • 9% survival rate to five years

  • Average life expectancy after diagnosis is 6-12 months

  • In 2009, the National Cancer Institute spent a mere 2% of its budget on pancreatic research

  • Survival statistics have changed little in over 40 years

  • Of the five major cancers it is the #1 killer