The Right Team Makes a True Difference
Pancreatic cancer is a challenging disease to fight, but it’s not impossible. Having the right team can make all the difference. At MCW, our team of doctors and professionals have international recognition for their work finding new ways to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. When you come to us, our team becomes your team.Schedule an Appointment
Surgical oncologists treat cancer by removing the tumor and portions of the pancreas if necessary.
Pathologists diagnose disease by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.
Gastroenterologists perform advanced procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to help diagnose pancreatic cancer and relieve symptoms.
Genetic counselors provide assessment of genetic risk factors and family history for patients.
Advanced Practice Providers
Advanced practice providers (APPs) are health care providers who work together with physicians to provide direct medical care to patients.
Kelsey Doll, RN, MSN, APNP
Lisa Graber, RN, MSN, APNP
Jennifer Menako, RN, MSN, APNP
Lauren Newell, RN, MSN, APNP
Gabriella (Gabby) Pyptiuk, RN, MSN, APNP
Bente Smith, MPAS, PA-C
Dietitians provide special counseling to ensure adequate diet and nutrition to keep the body healthy.
Dena McDowell, MS, RD
Chelsea Nehl, RD
Psychologists are responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and treating behavioral problems related to mental or physical health and work to improve a patient's quality of life.
Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation
Dr. Nevalainen is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cytokine and steroid hormone signaling in prostate cancer. Dr. Nevalainen holds the title of Eminent Scholar at MCW. She is also Director of Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence at MCW Cancer Center, which is a multi-disciplinary hub for prostate cancer research within the institution with an international collaborative network. She also serves as Associate Director of Education for the MCW Cancer Center.