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About the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center

  • The specialists in the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology are experienced in all types of gastrointestinal cancer, including colon, pancreatic, stomach, and liver cancer. We offer the latest in clinical care and a wide range of resources — from nutritional advice to integrative therapies — to support you throughout treatment.

    At the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology, we understand that every patient is unique. We work closely with you to offer a tailored, personalized therapy plan that takes your individual needs into account.We offer the most advanced treatments for gastrointestinal cancers, including access to clinical trials.

    Our team of specialists includes medical oncologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists who focus exclusively on gastrointestinal cancers, including colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, neuroendocrine cancer, and esophageal cancer.

    We understand that cancer treatment can be challenging both physically and emotionally. Our patients, and their families, have access to a range of support services, including nutrition counseling, support groups, and integrative (or complementary) therapies such as acupuncture and Reiki.

    If you have a family history of gastrointestinal cancer, such as colon, stomach, pancreatic or esophageal cancer, you can meet with our genetic counselors for an in-depth risk assessment, including a detailed family lineage analysis, genetic evaluation using state-of-the-art molecular tests, and tailored cancer screening and prevention recommendations.

    See a list of the gastrointestinal cancers we treat, and our specialized centers.

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    • Center for BRCA and Related Genes

      Mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, and BRCA-related genes confer increased risk of certain cancers when inherited. These mutations can also be acquired by the cancers themselves. The Center for BRCA and Related Genes provides comprehensive care for patients with inherited and acquired mutations, including clinical therapeutic trials, trials of risk-reducing strategies, and studies of novel early detection markers.

    • Resources for Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients

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      Becoming a Patient

      As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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      Support Services and Amenities

      We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

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      How Our Patients Rate Dana-Farber

      See patient satisfaction survey results for different Dana-Farber locations collected by Press Ganey, an independent company experienced in patient satisfaction surveying.

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      Nutrition Services

      Our nutrition experts help patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment.

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      The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

      The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by incorporating complementary therapies into traditional cancer care.

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      Eating Well During Cancer Video Series

      This video series and resource toolkit features Dana-Farber nutrition specialist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, and explores how diet can help support your health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatment.