Our Mission

To be a patient-centric research hub for programs focused on areas essential for alleviating suffering from pancreatic diseases:

Earlier Detection –We are developing minimally invasive tests and clinical imaging methods to detect early stage disease and precancerous lesions in all patients.

Advanced Therapy –We are developing innovative surgical and medical therapies for benign and malignant pancreatic diseases.

Patient Resilience –We are improving our understanding of how pancreatic diseases undermine wellbeing and resiliency, thus enabling us to develop effective therapies to improve patient quality of life.

Our researchers work closely with our clinicians, identifying clinical needs and integrating patient data into their work on many levels. With collaboration being one of our main values, the BCCPC funds research projects in the above areas among researchers with wide ranges of expertise. The Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care has developed many important partnerships outside of OHSU, with scholars and companies all over the world.

The Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care offers training fellowships to early-stage investigators to support a career in research related to hereditary, inflammatory or malignant pancreatic disease. Additionally, we offer competitive travel awards to provide researchers the opportunity to present their work and learn from others at national and international research conferences.