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Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center

Introduction of department
What is Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center?

For the first time in the region, the Biliary Pancreatic Cancer Center specializes in diagnosing, treating, and studying patients with gallbladder/biliary tract cancer, pancreatic cancer, and ampullary and duodenal cancer. There are two departments (gastroenterology, surgery) in the center, and the entire process of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up management is patient-centered. Through collaboration with experts in radiology, radiation oncology, and pathology, we are trying to apply optimal treatment to patients for early diagnosis, surgery and chemotherapy of biliary tract pancreatic cancer. We perform more than 50 cases of Pancreaticoduodenectomy, more than 400 cases of Endoscopic retrograde choangiopancreatography(ERCP), and more than 200 cases of Ultrasound/endoscopic guided biopsy, etc., it is among the top clinical performances in the country. Based on these results and experiences, professionals from gastroenterology, general surgery, radiology oncology, pathology, and experts are working for patient-centered treatment through an cooperative system. In addition, we are doing our best to improve the quality of life in patients with biliary/pancreatic cancer by actively applying minimally invasive surgery in the field of biliary/pancreatic cancer, which require high level of surgical skills, and are actively introducing new treatments such as surgery, anticancer and radiation therapy, interventional procedures, and photodynamic therapy in advanced biliary/pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cancer, which were previously considered difficult to resect.

Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center field
  • 1
    Ultrasound endoscopy
    The pancreatic & biliary tract is located in the center of the abdominal cavity, making it difficult to perform a complete examination with an abdominal ultrasonography. Ultrasound endoscopy, equipped with an ultrasound detector at the tip of the endoscope, is a detailed examination of pancreatic biliary tract lesions and is a safe test method without radiation exposure. In addition, fine needle aspiration biopsy for histological diagnosis is a safe test with few complications, and the diagnostic accuracy for pancreatic biliary tract cancer is 95%, which is excellent. In addition, we are trying to develop various treatment procedures using fine needle with ultrasound endoscopy induction, and through this, we are trying to develop new treatment procedures for pancreatic biliary tract cancer that are limited to chemotherapy. Moreover, we are trying to improve patient’s life quality by performing nerve block for pain associated with pancreatic cancer.
  • 2
    ERCP(Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography)
    In most cases, surgical resection is not available at the time of diagnosis for patients with pancreas & biliary tract cancer, and may require biliary drainage due to obstructive jaundice. Endoscopic biliary drainage is a relatively convenient procedure as it can relieve the discomfort of exposing the biliary drainage tube to the outside of the body. We have a radiation fluoroscopy room in the Gastroenterology department, which is the first case in Daegu and Gyeongbuk region, and it makes various procedures can be performed smoothly.


  • Lee, Dongwook
    • Department
      • Gastroenterology, Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center, Liver Cancer Center
    • Specialty
      • 1) Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Endoscopy and Chemotherapy 2) Diagnosis and treatment of biliary tract tumor endoscopy and chemotherapy 3) Diagnosis of gallstone disease, acute chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cystic disease 4) Endoscopic ultrasound of submucosal tumors
  • Seo, Anna
    • Department
      • Pathology, Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center
    • Specialty
        1. Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Yoon, Gilsook
    • Department
      • Pathology, Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center
    • Specialty
        1. Male Urogenital pathology, Urine cyotology
  • Kim, Gapcheol
    • Department
      • Radiology, Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center
    • Specialty
        1. Digestive system radiology, interventional radiology
  • Kang Min-kyu
    • Department
      • Radiation Oncology, Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center
    • Specialty
        1. Lung cancer, digestive cancer (esophageal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, colorectal cancer, anal cancer, etc.)
  • Kim, Sanggeol
    • Department
      • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer Center, Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center, Cholelithiasis Clinic
    • Specialty
        1. Liver, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen disease, laparoscopic surgery, biliary tract cancer, gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, cholelithiasis clinic
  • Cho, Chang-Min
    • Department
      • Gastroenterology, Liver Cancer Center, Pancreatic Biliary Cancer Center
    • Specialty
        1. Diagnosis and management of pancreatobiliary disorders
        2. Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer and biliary cancer
        3. Endoscopic procedures for pancreatobiliary tumors (EUS, ERCP, etc)
        4. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided procedures (EUS-FNA, EUS-drainage, EUS-CPN, etc)
        5. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography-related procedures
        6. Diagnosis and management of biliary stone disorders
        7. Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pancreatitis
        8. Diagnosis and management of liver disorders