Cancers of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts are challenging diseases that require complex care plans. Physicians at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are internationally recognized experts in the treatment of liver cancer, pancreatic cancer gallbladder cancer and bile duct cancer in Milwaukee. 

The Liver, Pancreas and Bile Duct Cancer Program is one of 13 disease-specific programs at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Patients receive advanced, cutting edge therapies and fully coordinated care at our Clinical Cancer Center. 

Multidisciplinary Care is the Best Medicine

Because these cancers are often complicated, effective treatment requires a team effort by several different physician experts. The physicians work cooperatively to create comprehensive care plans for patients. They meet regularly to discuss individual cases, evaluate treatment options, recommend care plans and follow up on individual progress. Cooperative care helps ensure that every patient has an optimal treatment plan and receives the most appropriate therapy.

Our program also includes trained specialists who work to meet the quality-of-life needs of patients and their families. Program coordinators streamline the care experience for patients and make sure they get all the services they need.

Comprehensive Treatment

Most patients with cancers require several different kinds of treatment.

Our physicians offer expertise in complex surgical procedures, innovative radiation techniques, targeted drug therapies and minimally invasive treatment for liver cancer, pancreas cancer, gallbladder cancer and bile duct cancer. 

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is a complex disease. Recent discoveries are helping physicians achieve greater success at treating liver tumors.

Pancreatic Cancer

Successful treatment of pancreatic cancer requires accurate diagnosis and careful treatment planning. Coordinated care is the key to the best outcomes.

Bile Duct Cancer and Gallbladder Cancer

Bile duct cancer and gallbladder cancer are rare malignancies that call for a strong multidisciplinary approach to treatment.  

Complete Support Services

The Clinical Cancer Center offers a comprehensive range of support services that address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patient and their families. In the Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center, patients can access specialists in personal and family counseling, cancer dietitians, social workers, financial counselors, chaplains, a Cancer Caregivers Support Group and more.

Researching Better Patient Care

Physicians in the Liver, Pancreas and Bile Duct Cancer Program are known nationally and internationally for their accomplishments in cancer and new therapies. A selection of their work is available in our Academic and Physician-Authored Publications section.

Our involvement in research opens up new opportunities for many patients through participation in clinical trials. These investigations can provide access to new cancer drugs and other innovative therapies.

Second Opinion for Liver, Pancreas and Bile Duct Cancer

Second opinions provide patients with the reassurance that a diagnosis is accurate and that they know all of the treatment options available to them. Learn more about our Cancer Second Opinion Program.

Virtual Visits Are Available

Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.

Recognized as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report

Froedtert Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in three adult specialties and 16 procedures and conditions, including cancer and gastroenterology and GI surgery.