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Gastrointestinal Cancer


   The James Cancer Hospital offers comprehensive treatment for Gastrointestal cancers, including:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma, both intrahepatic and extrahepatic)
  • Small intestinal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer.

  Multiple clinical studies have shown that for medical procedures and cancer care higher volume of patients leads to better outcomes and reduced toxicities. The James Cancer Hospital has an enormous and growing volume of gastrointestinal cancer patients treated- so much so, that all of your cancer doctors will be specialists in tumors and cancers of the GI tract including the surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. Volume and specialization matter.

  The James Cancer Hospital also provides the latest technological innovations and clinical trials. Cancer care, in particular, is a fast moving world of new discoveries. We strive to bring new discoveries into clinical cancer care by ensuring that a wide range of different clinical trials are available to patients. For example, among the gastrointestinal cancer group alone there are currently 22 open clinical trials and 16 others in development.