Our Care Process
Gastrointestinal Cancer Care
Gastrointestinal cancers-those that arise in the digestive tract-are the most common group of cancers in the United States, accounting for approximately 20 percent of all non-skin cancers. They include cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon/rectum, small intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and biliary tract. At the Perlmutter Cancer Center, our physicians treat patients with all types of gastrointestinal cancers, including the most complex cases.
Pancreatic Cancer Care
Pancreatic cancer is the ninth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the fourth leading cause of cancer death, claiming more than 35,000 lives each year. While smoking, alcohol abuse, and certain dietary factors have been linked to the disease, many people who receive a diagnosis have no identifiable risk factors. The Perlmutter Cancer Center is tackling the challenge of pancreatic cancer using a multidisciplinary team of basic science investigators and clinicians from a variety of fields (including surgery, medical and radiation oncology, gastroenterology, radiology, pathology, biochemistry, and cell biology).