Colorectal Cancer Services at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
If you or a loved one have just been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you likely have concerns and fears about the future. At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we understand, and we can help.
The gastrointestinal cancer care team at UH Seidman Cancer Center, one of the top colon cancer centers, is nationally recognized in the top 30 of all hospitals nationwide for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal cancer, according to U.S. News & World Report.
We deliver a full range of colon cancer treatment options ranging from conventional methods to leading-edge alternatives. With our high standard of excellence in research and clinical care, UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. This means we have access to new drug therapies and advance treatments before other hospitals.
Colon Cancer Screenings and Diagnosis
There a several different colon cancer screening tests, the most common of which is a colonoscopy. Experts recommend that adults begin getting routine colonoscopy screenings at age 45, or earlier for those with risk factors such as a family history of colorectal cancer. A colonoscopy can detect the presence of colon polyps, which may be pre-cancerous or cancerous. Colon cancer can be prevented if polyps are caught and removed before they become cancer. The earlier colon cancer is caught, the better the chance of successfully treating the cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Treatment Options
Our advanced treatments include:
Through our commitment to patient-centered care, we compassionately guide our patients with colorectal cancer through the treatment process, ensuring that they are fully educated every step of the way. Our personalized medical services are designed to satisfy the whole person, considering each patient’s unique physical and emotional needs.
Leading Procedures and Combination Therapies for Colon Cancer Treatment
UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of colorectal cancer. Our cancer hospital practices in a multidisciplinary setting. This means all our colon cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care together. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review in which every patient’s case is presented to the team and all agree on the best treatment plan. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered. Your care team may include:
- Colorectal surgeons
- Enterostomal therapists
- Medical oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trials
UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with colorectal and other types of gastrointestinal cancer. Patients participating in clinical trials may have the opportunity to be among the first to receive new therapies not yet available at other cancer treatment centers. Some of our colon cancer specific clinical trials include:
- Studying how well chemo drugs with or without an anti-inflammatory drug work in treating patients who have had surgery for colon cancer.Learn more.
- Studying safe dose and side effects of a cancer drug for solid tumors that have spread or grown. Learn more.
- A study to evaluate the effect of NKTR-102 on the QT/QTc interval in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors. Learn more.
- Studying the safety and best dose of a cancer drug for people with solid tumors that have spread to other parts of the body. Learn more.