The digestive system involves multiple organs that can be affected by cancer. The term gastrointestinal cancer, also known as GI cancer, broadly encompasses cancers of the colon, esophagus and pancreas, to name a few areas susceptible to developing malignant disease. More cancers develop in the digestive tract than any other part of the body, making prevention, early detection and effective treatments all that more important in achieving good outcomes for our patients.
Our knowledgeable gastroenterologists and advanced therapeutic endoscopists work closely with the Kellogg Cancer Center to provide multidisciplinary care for a wide range of GI cancers. We join cancer surgeons, gastrointestinal oncologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and other cancer experts in providing collaborative care and developing a personalized treatment plan for patients with GI cancer. Just as every cancer is different, every patient deserves a personalized approach.
At NorthShore, our GI specialists have expertise in diagnosing and providing treatment options for many types of gastrointestinal cancer, including:
Additionally, our investigators are involved in research initiatives focused on early diagnosis and prevention of colon, esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Our dedication to advancing GI care allows us to offer our patients access to promising therapies through clinical trials.