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Expertise in Treating Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Cancers

Expertise in Treating Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Cancers


Hepatobiliary cancers include cancers of the liver (“hepato”) as well as the bile ducts and gall bladder (biliary). These are among the most common tumors worldwide: each year, approximately 30,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. An additional 40,000 patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. These cancers, while prevalent, remain among the most complex and difficult cancers to treat. At Boston Medical Center, our multidisciplinary team specializes in caring for patients with hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers.

A regional center for cancer care, we offer a group of experts including surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists and interventional radiologists. Since cancer also has an impact on overall quality of life for patients and families, we provide a wide range of support services, including nurse navigators, case managers and social workers. In this way, we provide a complete spectrum of care for every patient, through each stage of their journey: from diagnosis, to treatment, and recovery. We are there for our patients every step of the way.

Our team of physicians meet weekly to determine the optimal treatments specific to each patient’s case, throughout all stages of treatment. We discuss a patient’s individual circumstances, and if they change, the treatment plan is modified throughout the course of their care. Our patient-first approach was summed up by Dr. Teviah Sachs: “Here at BMC, we take the time to listen to our patients, understand their symptoms, and tailor their treatment plan to meet their unique healthcare needs.”

Our program offers a variety of state-of-the-art treatments, including minimally invasive surgery, advanced ablation techniques, and radiation therapy. We also stay in touch with our patients’ primary care doctors, every step of the way.

If you, or someone you love, would like more information about hepatobiliary or pancreatic cancer, please call 617.638.6428, or send an email to Cancer.[email protected].


Patient with hepatocellular carcinoma of the right lobe of the liver


Patient with hepatocellular carcinoma of the right lobe of the liver