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Stanford's Stomach Cancer Expertise

Stanford's Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program offers comprehensive care for each patient, utilizing advanced technologies and therapies to address nearly any stomach (or gastric) cancer-related issue. This multi-specialty team has extensive experience with even the rarest forms of stomach cancer and provides state-of-the-art treatments, including:

  • Upper endoscopy (EGD) with ultrasound (EUS) for diagnosis
  • Expert pathologists for accurate diagnosis
  • Highly skilled surgeons who perform high-volume cancer operations, including laparoscopic procedures to offer more rapid recovery than standard surgery
  • Expertise in Radiation Therapy using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT or Cyberknife) for focused treatment and minimal toxicity to healthy tissue
  • Chemotherapy with or without targeted therapies (like antibodies) for unique types of esophageal cancer
  • A Cancer Genetics Program interested in understanding the inheritance of and treating familial stomach cancer

Stanford operates a dedicated weekly multi-specialty GI Tumor Board attended by surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, and pathologists.

Additionally, Stanford's Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program doctors actively study new therapies for patients with stomach cancer. When appropriate, patients are invited to participate in studies to investigate the newest treatments as well as large-scale clinical trials for more established treatments.

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