Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Leads the Region in Treating Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we work as a team to provide the safest and most medically advanced cancer treatments to get patients well. Surgery for gastrointestinal stromal tumors can be challenging, and the best chance for a successful outcome is with a surgeon who has a high degree of experience in these highly specialized procedures. Our team of fellowship-trained oncologists and surgeons offers leading-edge innovations in diagnostics and high-tech surgical techniques, along with targeted therapies that treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).
Innovations in Treating Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
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 our cancer center has the latest clinical trials and advanced treatments to help patients. Our nationally renowned cancer program evaluates and reviews every case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the expertise of our whole team. Together, we work through every step of cancer care, always aiming for a cancer cure.
We offer advanced treatments, including:
- Minimally invasive surgery to remove the tumor
- Targeted chemotherapy
- Proton Therapy
- Precise radiation therapy
- Access to the latest clinical trials of GIST
- Advanced clinical trials
Cancer Treatment Team Puts Patients First
We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care in which our team of cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. Our team of fellowship-trained oncologists and surgeons offers leading-edge innovations in diagnostics and high-tech surgical techniques. Your team may include:
- Colorectal surgeons
- Enterostomal therapists
- Hepatobiliary surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
Taking Patient Care to the Next Level
Our advanced clinical skills are fully complemented by efforts to ensure that each patient is treated compassionately – from the first hospital visit to every postoperative appointment. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review for each gastrointestinal stromal tumor cancer patient. Tumor board review involves a meeting where every single patient’s case is discussed among an entire team of national experts to guide cancer care decisions. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered.
Leading-Edge Clinical Trials
UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with gastrointestinal cancer and other cancers.