Small Intestine Cancer Treatment
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Offers Unique Treatment Programs for Patients with Small Intestine Cancer
At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we provide extraordinary, compassionate care to all cancer patients. For patients with small intestine cancer, or carcinoid tumors, we customize their cancer treatments every step of the way and make sure their quality of life is part of our decision process. We use leading-edge diagnostics and advanced treatments such as newer forms of chemotherapy, specialized surgical techniques and targeted therapies so patients can return to a healthy, active life.
Innovations in Treating Small Intestine Cancer
UH Seidman Cancer Center’s physicians use the latest innovations for special treatment of small intestine cancer. UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which is one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer hospitals nationwide.
Our physicians use the most advanced treatments available for small intestine cancer, including:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Targeted chemotherapy
- Precise radiation therapy
- Access to the latest in clinical trials for intestinal cancer
Fellowship-Trained Oncologists and Cancer Specialists
We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care, meaning all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. Our team of fellowship-trained oncologists and other specialists have expertise treating small intestine cancer and offer leading-edge innovations in diagnostics and high-tech surgical techniques. Our experts include:
- Colorectal surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
Disease-Specific Tumor Board Review
Each week, our multidisciplinary team conducts a disease-specific tumor board review. Tumor board review involves a meeting where every single patient’s case is read and discussed among an entire team of national experts to guide cancer care decisions. By discussing all aspects of treatment, each patient is ensured that they will receive the best treatment options for small intestine cancer.
Cancer Clinical Trials
As a premier research center, UH Seidman Cancer Center offers many available clinical trials to patients with small intestine cancer, including:
- Studying how well a chemo drug treats carcinoid tumors. Learn more.
- Using two chemo drugs to treat tumors not cured by standard treatment. This trial studies side effects of the two chemo drugs and best amounts to give to patients. Learn more.