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Gastroenterological Cancer Center Overview
The Gastroenterological Cancer Center at Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLUCC) offers patient focused care from an interdisciplinary team of physicians. By bringing together state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and leading specialists and subspecialists, our center has developed cancer care that meets our patients' needs and exceeds their expectations.

Staff Overview
At Loma Linda University Cancer Center, our doctors and staff offer multidisciplinary care by a talented physician team of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. Physicians work together to create the best, individualized care plan for each patient’s cancer. The center’s nurse navigators serve as guides for each patient, from their initial contact with the center to their follow-up care after their time there.

Research
The Gastroenterological Cancer Center's research program allows cancer patients, either newly diagnosed or those presently under treatment to participate in leading-edge clinical trials through their own oncologists.

Becoming a Patient
Patients at Loma Linda University Cancer Center have access to a team of dedicated physicians in a world-class treatment facility. To become a patient at LLUCC's Gastroenterological Cancer Center, request an appointment today.

Treatment Options
LLUCC's strong commitment to research assures patients access to the latest advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of gastroenterological cancer. Our facility offers the latest cancer treatments:

  • Minimally invasive cancer staging and resection
  • Complex cancer resection
    • Esophagectomy
    • Gastrectomy
    • Liver resection
    • Liver transplant
    • Pancreatic resection
    • Pelvic exenteration
    • Sphinter-preserving rectal resection
    • Complex surgical metastasectomy
  • Hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy
  • Advanced percutaneous (non-surgical) procedures
    • Percutaneous ablation of liver tumors
    • Percutaneous biliary stenting
    • PTC (percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography)
    • TACE (transarterial chemoembolization)
  • PTC (percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography)
  • TACE (transarterial chemoembolization)
  • Advanced endoscopic (non-surgical) procedures
    • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
    • EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
    • EMR (endoscopic mucosal resection)
    • Endoscopic stenting
    • Endoscopic ablation
  • Proton radiation therapy
  • Combined modality sphincter preservation strategies
  • Systematic therapy with targeted biological agents
  • Symptom management clinic
  • Dedicated dietician support
  • Dedicated social work support
  • Genetic testing program
  • Gastroenterological cancer clinical trials
  • Dedicated gastroenterological cancer tumor board
  • Biospecimen lab tumor procurement
  • Dedicated oncology pharmacist

During Treatment
Multi-disciplinary treatment at the Gastroenterological Cancer Center utilizes whole person care services uniquely offered by the Loma Linda University Cancer Center:

  • Psychosocial Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Research Program
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Tumor Site Programs

After Treatment
At Loma Linda University Cancer Center, we understand that patients often need assistance readjusting to their lives after cancer treatment ends. Our Survivorship Series program helps patients who have completed the course of therapy but are experiencing medical and psychological side effects of the treatment.

Learn More
To request more information or an appointment at the Gastroenterological Cancer Center, complete our online request form, and we’ll contact you directly by phone to address your request.

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