At Rush, we understand how overwhelming it can be when you’ve been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, such as stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer or anal cancer. Our experienced, compassionate team of GI cancer experts is dedicated to providing you with the most advanced care, while also making your quality of life our top priority.
You may also receive care through The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Clinic for Gastrointestinal Cancers, which brings together a team of GI cancer experts. In the clinic, you will meet with your care team — which may include medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgical oncologists, colorectal surgeons, interventional radiologists, genetic counselors, dieticians, social work, supportive oncology and others — in a single visit to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. At the end of this meeting, you will have a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your specific diagnosis and needs. In some cases, your care team may recommend genomic sequencing to further tailor and personalize your care.
As one of the nation’s top-ranked academic medical centers, Rush offers leading-edge treatments for GI cancers, including targeted therapies, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and minimally invasive surgical options. You’ll also have access to clinical trials that are incorporating novel and innovative approaches for treating GI cancers.
Expert second opinions
To schedule a second opinion with our Rush GI cancer experts, please call (312) CANCER-1.
Excellence in Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Care
Expertise in treating advanced gastrointestinal cancers
Rush is one of the few medical centers in the nation that offers hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a novel and effective treatment for certain patients who have advanced abdominal cancers, and peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT), a novel therapy for neuroendocrine cancer.
Personalized care coordination
Your GI cancer team will help guide you through your entire continuum of care — from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship. They will work closely with you to coordinate tests, treatments and appointments to ensure that you are receiving the care you need and addressing any concerns you may have along the way.
Expert genetic testing and counseling
If your care team recommends it, genetic testing and counseling are available through the Sandra Rosenberg Registry for Hereditary and Familial Colon Cancer at Rush, which also provides care for patients at risk for inherited colon cancer and conducts research to further the understanding and management of the disease.
Center of excellence for pancreatic cancer care
Rush is a designated National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. This designation recognizes Rush's multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer, treating the whole patient with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. Rush is the first health system in Illinois to earn this designation.