Each year, nearly 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with some form of gastrointestinal cancer. Many of these cancers are too complex or difficult to treat with just one modality. The Gastrointestinal Cancers Program provides all gastrointestinal cancer patients with a truly multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of their complex disease.
Physicians in the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program care for patients with gastric bile duct, gallbladder, liver, gastrointestinal, colon and rectal cancers.
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The Hepatobiliary Cancer Program, a part of Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center, offers an entire spectrum of therapies for liver cancer, also known as hepatobiliary carcinoma. The program brings a group of specialists together - including hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons, hepatologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists and nurses - to reach a consensus on the best treatment for each patient. After treatment, the patient receives care to manage the underlying liver disease, preserve liver function and survey for possible recurrence of the cancer.
Learn more about the liver program, and liver cancer services, at Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center.
Why Smilow Cancer Hospital for Gastrointestinal Cancers
Patients are seen on an individual basis by several cancer specialists — a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, gastroenterologist and a surgeon — on their initial visit to Smilow Cancer Hospital. These physicians work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is clear and concise. In one visit, patients encounter a team of physicians who work together, combining their skills and knowledge to provide the highest quality of care.
Using a team approach, our physicians collaborate with diagnostic and interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists and pathologists to provide the most advanced care available. Our diagnostic imaging services include: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scans, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration.
Learn more about the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Yale Cancer Center.