ECU physicians to offer new treatment for pancreatic cancer

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Physicians at the Brody School of Medicine are the first in the mid-Atlantic region to offer new treatment for pancreatic cancer.

The procedure is a targeted and localized approach. It allows the oncology team to deliver a significantly higher dose of chemotherapy and a lower risk of affecting other organs.

Emmanuel Zervos, Division of Surgical Oncology Chief, said he uses a specially-designed catheter to inject the treatment.

“It’s a catheter within a catheter and each catheter has the balloon, and as you pull the catheters together, you can change the distance between the balloons,” Zervos said.

The oncology team is looking for candidates who would be interested in trying the new approach. Interested patients should call nurse navigator Kim Gardner at 252-717-1931.

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