Gastrointestinal Cancers Treatment

Penn Medicine surgeons have developed surgical therapies that provide the best chance for cure while preserving quality of life, and have pioneered nutritional support for gastrointestinal and liver cancer patients, a crucial part of care and recovery.

Our Gastrointestinal Cancer Program offers:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer
  • Second opinions regarding treatment options
  • Multidisciplinary approach involving specialists from gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology
  • The resources of the Abramson Cancer Center, one of less than 30 cancer centers in the country approved and designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Access to new therapies through a wide range of clinical trials 
  • Coordination with programs in chemoprevention, molecular diagnosis, experimental therapeutics and genetic counseling
  • Access to a wide range of Penn Medicine support services for patients and families

Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics and Risk Evaluation 

Additionally, the Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Program at Abramson Cancer Center treats individuals and families who have, or are at risk for developing, a hereditary gastrointestinal cancer and/or colon polyps. 

Their Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Evaluation Program offers genetic counseling and risk evaluation to patients who are at an increased risk for developing gastrointestinal polyps and/or gastrointestinal cancer due to a hereditary syndrome. 

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