Our Treatment Approach
The Colon and Rectal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center brings together experts who specialize in treating colon cancer. We see about 1,000 cases of colon cancer a year, and offer patients the most advanced treatments, including innovative surgical procedures, personalized gene-based treatments, and clinical trials for different stages of the disease. Many of these therapies were developed by our own researchers.
Personalized Treatment Plans
Our specialists work closely together to ensure that your care plan offers the best possible outcomes, and that all your needs are met. We view every patient as an individual, with unique needs and expectations, so we take the time to involve you and your family in each step of the treatment process. Your needs and desires guide us in creating a treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle and personal situation.
An integrated team of medical specialists, nurses specializing in colon cancer, and other support staff collaborate in the management of your care. We work as a large multidisciplinary group to direct your care. Because of our close integration with other specialists, our team offers you their collective expertise when formulating and executing an optimal care plan.
Your team (including gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, social workers, and nutritionists) works together throughout your entire treatment and recovery, ensuring that your care is highly coordinated.