If you have colorectal, liver, pancreas or other type of gastrointestinal cancer, UMass Memorial can help. You will be cared for by specialists who are leaders in treating cancers of the digestive system.
Patients with malignant (cancerous) tumors, which can sometimes be aggressive, greatly benefit from the early input of specialists. These are physicians who are experts in these kinds of cancers and researchers who are seeking to discover new treatments.
Gastrointestinal Cancers We Treat
- Colorectal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Appendiceal (appendix) cancer
- Liver tumors
- Anal cancer
- Esophagus cancer
- Endocrine cancer
- Hepatocellular cancer (a type of liver cancer)
- Stomach/gastric cancer
- Peritoneal carcinomatosis
- Bile duct cancer
- Neuroendocrine tumors (cancers that interface between the endocrine (hormonal) system and the nervous system)
- Cancers of the small intestine
Not Just a Team – A Small Army
The diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers often require the skills of many specialists. The Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology brings together these specialists in a single setting (called multidisciplinary care) each week.
Here they discuss care for each patient and develop a thorough treatment program as a team. This provides you the best treatment plan possible. Patients also benefit by being able to see all specialists involved with the care plan in one convenient appointment.
Research and Clinical Trials
Working with the UMass Medical School, the Cancer Center serves as a forum for education and research. Extensive cancer research and clinical trials are conducted so you benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment options that come from this research.