Gastrointestinal cancer is generally a group of cancers affecting organs like stomach, esophagus, gall bladder, bowels, rectum, anus, liver, and pancreas. The cancer can form a mass or ulcer within the stomach or it can spread diffusely throughout the entire wall of the stomach. Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer. Stomach cancer is commonly found in people aged between 50 and 70 years of age. It is more common in men. Treatment options that are available for treating gastrointestinal cancers are Surgery, Radiotherapy, and Chemotherapy.
Our Gastrointestinal Oncology department is a team of highly specialized medical oncologists, scientists, physician assistants and research nurses who treat gastrointestinal malignancies, including cancers of the liver, bile duct, gallbladder, pancreas, large and small bowel, stomach, esophagus and rare tumors.
Our mission is to deliver the highest quality patient care by providing the most advanced medical therapies and opportunities to participate in clinical trials, with the goal of improving survival and quality of life. Research scientists are working to find better therapies, as well as more accurate diagnosis and screening procedures to detect GI cancers in their earliest stages. Fellowship and residency programs are available to train future generations of gastrointestinal oncologists.
Gastrointestinal cancers are complex, which makes it essential to receive treatment from doctors who are experienced in treating them. Our GI cancer team is dedicated exclusively to treating these cancers, all day, every day.