Our vision:

Leading the research for early diagnosis and treatment options to improve survival for people living with pancreatic cancer.

There has been little improvement in outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer over the past 40 years. This is because it hasn’t received the same level of research funding as many other cancers. 

The Jreissati Pancreatic Centre at Epworth is the only specialist centre in Australia exclusively dedicated to pancreatic disease. We put 100% of our funding straight into research and clinical care. 

Our mission is built on four foundational pillars: 

Clinical care 

To improve patient outcomes and provide comprehensive care to all patients living with pancreatic cancer. 

Our multidisciplinary team provides treatment and care for patients with pancreatic disease. This specialist team includes many different healthcare professionals. These professionals are centrally located within our centre and our hospital network. 

Patient experience and advocacy

To provide patients and their families with a collective voice and improve access to and navigation of their care.

We aim to provide the very best in support and education for our patients. All of our patients will have a pancreatic nurse to support them and their family members to navigate their diagnosis, treatment, and care.



To expand Australia’s research capacity in pancreatic cancer and increase access to pancreatic cancer-focussed clinical trials.

Our Centre runs and leads research studies and clinical trials covering every phase of patient diagnosis, treatment, and care. The goal is to provide patients living with pancreatic cancer with more treatment options irrespective of their cancer stage. 


Community engagement and education

To raise awareness of the risk factors and early signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer to reduce time to diagnosis. 

We are dedicated to improving outcomes by reducing diagnosis delays through increased community awareness, developing educational resources, and engaging with the community to promote understanding of early pancreatic cancer symptoms and diagnostic pathways.


To do better and be better when it comes to pancreatic cancer, the Jreissati Pancreatic Centre at Epworth:

  • Provides centralised care by having all the health professionals you need available at Epworth
  • Ensures patients see a specialist within 72 hours of their suspected cancer diagnosis
  • Provides patients with their own pancreatic nurse who will be their point of contact throughout their care
  • Provide GPs with tools and educational resources to help identify pancreatic cancer earlier
  • Create current, easy to understand information on pancreatic cancer for patients and their families
  • Pioneer new diagnosis and treatment options for people with pancreatic disease
  • Increase the survival rate for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Patient pathway at the Jreissati Pancreatic Centre