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Pancreas Advocacy Group Names Roswell Park an Academic Center of Excellence

  • NPF Academic Centers marked by multidisciplinary approach to pancreatic cancer
  • Roswell Park evaluates more than 200 people each year for rare disease
  • Center leads the way with clinical trials, cutting edge diagnostics and care

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Acknowledging Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as a center at the forefront of pancreatic cancer care, the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) has named Roswell Park an NPF Academic Center of Excellence.

Already an NPF Clinical Center of Excellence, Roswell Park earned this latest designation following a rigorous auditing process involving criteria set by experts and patient advocates. NPF Academic Centers are distinguished by not only providing advanced clinical care but through focus on research, clinical trials and training for young physicians. The Buffalo, N.Y., cancer center is the only hospital in Upstate New York to have received the designation.

NPF Center

Pancreatic cancer is rare, but on the rise — Roswell Park evaluates more than 200 people each year for the disease. The center’s team of experts works to tackle this often-aggressive cancer through advanced endoscopic procedures for diagnosis and treatment and by offering patients access to the latest immunotherapies and targeted agents.

“We’ve got several promising research efforts underway, and our cutting-edge technologies and genetic testing to our pancreatic cancer patients allow our patients to benefit from the most advanced approaches from diagnosis through every stage of treatment and survivorship,” says Christos Fountzilas, MD, a medical oncologist at Roswell Park. “It’s an honor to have our efforts recognized by NPF, an organization that has compiled an extensive network of resources for patients and families.”

The National Pancreas Foundation is the only nonprofit foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or

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