Gastrointestinal cancer, or GI cancer, refers to the group of cancers affecting the digestive system. St. Luke’s GI Cancer Program treats the entire family of digestive cancers, from colon and rectal cancers to cancers of the appendix, pancreas, colon, stomach, liver, esophagus, bile duct and other digestive cancers.
At St. Luke’s, a core group of GI cancer experts work together, on a case-by-case basis, to develop the most effective and appropriate treatment plan. Patients receive care from fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists who identify the optimal treatment strategy.
St. Luke’s uses a combination of proven approaches, including minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures and innovative surgical techniques, progressive therapies that target specific genes in GI cancers, powerful and safe radiation therapy options, and access to the leading clinical trials and promising investigational therapies.
Dedicated nurse navigators and advanced practice nurses coordinate each aspect of your patient’s care, scheduling appointments and other cancer support services, including oncology dietitians, a cancer research nurse and palliative care nurse specialists.