MD Anderson’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Center is home to many of the world’s leading physicians specializing in cancers of the digestive system. These include gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons.
At many hospitals, doctors treat several different types of cancer. At the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, physicians focus on specific types and even subtypes of cancer, giving them incredible expertise to call on when caring for patients. They work together in multidisciplinary teams to create coordinated treatment plans personalized to each patient.
Care starts with precise and accurate diagnostics that allow us to identify and stage the specific type and subtype of each patient’s cancer. This lets care teams pinpoint the most effective therapies for each patient. Treatment plans may incorporate radiation therapy, including proton therapy; and cancer drugs such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
Surgery is also a key part of gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer care. Our surgeons are highly experienced and use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain, cut hospital stays and offer faster recoveries.
Along with this world-class treatment, we offer genetic testing and counseling for people with a family history of cancer. This helps patients and their families understand their cancer risks and, if needed, set up screening plans designed to catch disease in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable.
Types of cancers we treat
- Anal cancer
- Appendix cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Pancreatic cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes including familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer)
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The Gastrointestinal Care Center business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
713-792-2330 (Current patients)
877-632-6789 (New patients)