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Top hospitals by pancreatic cancer visits

Located between the stomach and the spine, the pancreas is a fist-sized gland that plays a vital role in both digestion and hormone regulation.

The pancreas produces digestive enzymes that are essential for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. The pancreas also creates insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Pancreatic cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the pancreas start to grow uncontrollably, forming a mass or tumor.

Using data from our Atlas All-Payor Claims Dataset, we’ve compiled a list of U.S. hospitals ranked by number of visits related to pancreatic cancer. Keep reading to see which hospitals topped the list.

Top U.S. hospitals by visits for pancreatic cancer in 2022

RankDefinitive IDHospitalState% of VisitsExplore dataset
1818Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus (AKA H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute)FL2.7% Explore
22846Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNY2.4% Explore
3588Stanford HospitalCA2.1% Explore
43120Cleveland Clinic Main CampusOH2.1% Explore
52096University HospitalMI1.8% Explore
6370Helford Clinical Research Hospital (AKA City of Hope National Medical Center)CA1.4% Explore
7846Baptist HospitalFL1.3% Explore
85692Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FKA Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)WA1.2% Explore
93923William P Clements Jr University Hospital (FKA UT Southwestern University Hospital - St Paul)TX1.2% Explore
10885Boca Raton Regional HospitalFL1.0% Explore

Fig. 1 Data from Definitive Healthcare’s Atlas All-Payor Claims Dataset for 2022. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and updated monthly. Data is accurate as of March 2023.

Which hospital serves the most pancreatic cancer patients?

According to our data, the Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus had the most pancreatic cancer-related visits in 2022, with 2.7% of all pancreatic cancer visits in the United States that year.

Second on our list is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with 2.4% of visits.

Stanford Hospital in California and the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Ohio are tied for third place on our list. Both facilities account for 2.1% of all pancreatic cancer-related visits in 2022.

What are the main types of pancreatic cancer?

There are two main types of pancreatic cancer: exocrine pancreatic cancer, which is the most common type, and neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, which is less common.

Exocrine pancreatic cancer usually starts in the ducts that carry digestive enzymes from the pancreas to the small intestine. The most common type of exocrine pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma, which accounts for about 90% of cases.

Neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer affects the cells that create different hormones within the pancreas. As a result, there could potentially be a wide variety of signs and symptoms caused by a tumor, as it depends on the type of hormone that is affected. According to the American Cancer Society, neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer makes up less than 2% of pancreatic cancers.

Pancreatic cancer is often difficult to detect in its early stages, as it may not cause any symptoms until it has spread to other organs. Symptoms may include jaundice, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.

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