Bile Duct Cancer
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides Personalized Care for Patients with Bile Duct Cancer
If you or a loved one have cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer, you may wonder about the latest diagnostic and treatment advances. While bile duct cancer is rare, UH Seidman Cancer Center offers patient-centered care and leading-edge treatments, including immunotherapy (uses your immune system to fight cancer) and gene mutation profiling (uses DNA analysis to find specific characteristics of your tumor). Patients can be confident that they will receive the most advanced medical treatments at UH Seidman Cancer Center. Working as a tightly knit team, our surgeons, oncologists and cancer care support team provide a comprehensive program of diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials and support, aiming for a cancer cure.
Renowned Cancer Care Program
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. This means we have access to the latest drug therapies and advanced treatments before other hospitals.
A nationally recognized cancer program, UH Seidman Cancer Center has expertise in both standard and complex care for every stage of bile duct cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of experts evaluates and reviews every bile duct cancer case so diagnosis, treatment and management decisions are based on the expertise of our entire team. Together, we work through every step of bile duct cancer care with the goal returning patients to a healthy and active lifestyle.
Some of our advanced treatments include the following:
- Surgery, including minimally invasive, whipple and others
- Radiation therapy
- Advanced clinical trials
Dedicated Team of Cancer Care Experts
Our cancer hospital practices in a multidisciplinary setting. This means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review in which every single patient’s case is presented to the team and all agree on the best treatment for specific cancer. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered.
Your team may include:
- Hepatobiliary surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
Cancer Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are part of the cancer research process. Clinical trials are done to find out if new cancer treatments are safe and effective or better than the standard treatment. For some patients, taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice. Learn more about clinical trials at UH Seidman Cancer Center.