Optimal Diagnosis and Treatment
Digestive cancers can have wide-ranging effects on your health, nutritional status, and quality of life. Their optimal diagnosis and treatment requires a team approach, uniting experts from a variety of medical and surgical disciplines in a comprehensive, coordinated program. That is the approach we take at John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. We offer full-service, integrated care for cancers of the colon, rectum, anus, bile duct, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, small intestine, and stomach in a healing, supportive environment. You’ll also have access to clinical trials evaluating the most promising investigational therapies in cancer care today.
Specialized Gastrointestinal Surgery
The surgical treatment of digestive cancers can be complex. Our gastrointestinal cancer surgeons treat a high volume of patients and have exceptional expertise performing the full range of surgical techniques, including specialized procedures for colorectal, pancreatic, esophageal, and hepatobiliary cancers. Whenever possible, they use minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery, which results in smaller incisions, less pain after surgery, and a quicker recovery. They’re also equally experienced performing open surgical procedures when minimally invasive approaches are not feasible.
Our Gastrointestinal Oncology Specialists
Are You Eligible for a Clinical Trial?
Our gastrointestinal oncologists are actively involved in clinical trials assessing new treatments that have the potential to be more effective than existing therapies. We are also collaborating with investigators at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center on translational “bench-to-beside” research, speeding promising findings of laboratory studies to clinical trials, where they can be evaluated in our patients.
We have a robust program for Phase I clinical trials—the earliest stage of a new drug’s assessment in patients. In fact, John Theurer Cancer Center has the highest number of early-phase clinical trials in New Jersey. You may be able to receive an innovative therapy, including investigational drugs that may not be available elsewhere.Gastric Cancer Clinical Trials