University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute | UCCI

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About Us

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers – those that affect the digestive system – account for more than 250,000 new cancer cases annually. Cancers of the colon and rectum, pancreas, liver and bile ducts, esophagus, stomach and small intestine are among the most common GI cancers.

At University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, we focus the expertise of the region’s most advanced GI cancer team on improving your odds of beating these cancers. Our nationally recognized cancer specialists offer you access to standard therapies as well as the latest treatments via clinical trials.

Reasons why we are your best choice for gastrointestinal cancer care

We have Greater Cincinnati’s most experienced GI cancer team working for you.
At UC Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, we treat everything from early-stage tumors to the most rare and complex GI cancers. Patients come to us from across the region and even across the country to seek our expertise.

You have the benefit of multiple disciplines working together to help give you the best possible results. Our GI cancer experts include:

  • Fellowship-trained surgeons who have a primary focus on GI areas such as pancreas, liver, colon and rectum or esophagus
  • Medical oncology experts in digestive system cancer
  • Radiation oncologists specializing in radiation therapy for GI cancers
  • Radiologists who focus on interpreting images of the digestive tract
  • Pathologists who examine tumor tissue and help diagnose the type and stage of tumors
  • Nutritionists who specialize in working with people who have GI cancer
  • Pain management specialists (Palliative Care team)

Our GI cancer team consults weekly and will recommend a complete, personalized treatment approach for you.

We focus on your goals and expectations.
We work with you to determine the treatment options that meet your personal goals for care.

In all cases, we have a palliative care team that helps manage your pain and other symptoms. We want to make you as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment process.

You will have a nurse coordinator to assist you in making appointments and scheduling tests. Your nurse will answer your questions and help you find community and hospital resources to relieve stress and offer practical assistance during this challenging time.

We have experience that leads to better quality.
We treat the most GI cancers in Greater Cincinnati and the surrounding region, so you can be confident in our experience and skill in diagnosing and treating GI cancers.

Studies show that medical centers with a higher volume of cases for esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver and rectal cancer have fewer complications and better short-term and long-term results following surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. High-volume centers such as ours also have better long-term survival rates.

We offer clinical trials with the latest treatments.
UC Health offers clinical trials for many types and stages of GI cancer, giving you access to the latest medications and techniques for cancers of the liver, pancreas, esophagus, colon and other digestive organs.

We’re training the next generation of GI specialists.
You will receive treatment from GI cancer specialists who are leaders in the field and also serve as faculty members at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. As we train the next generation of physicians, we remain current with the latest developments in GI cancer care and use that knowledge for your benefit.