If you have been diagnosed with a cancer of the digestive system, you deserve personalized treatment from an experienced cancer care team.
The University of Missouri Health Care's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers the most advanced and personalized gastrointestinal cancer care in the region.
Through screening, diagnosis, surgical intervention, staging, treatment and long-term follow-up care, our team of medical, radiation and surgical oncologists and other health care providers will tailor a treatment plan for you.
Gastrointestinal Cancers we treat
The providers at Ellis Fischel offer a wide variety of advanced treatment options for:
- Appendiceal (appendix) cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Colon cancer
- Duodenal and small bowel cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Gastric (stomach) cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer (primary and metastatic)
- Pancreatic cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
Cancer treatments we offer
Our gastrointestinal cancer care team offers a variety of treatment options, such as:
- Chemotherapy/biotherapy. Simply put, this medication treats cancer. Chemotherapy or biotherapy medicines can work throughout the body to attack cancerous cells.
- Hepatic arterial infusion pump. In this treatment for liver cancer, a pump is placed inside the body to deliver chemotherapy right to the site of the tumor. This is intended for long-term treatment, and you will need to regularly see your oncologist to have the pump filled with chemotherapy medication.
- Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This treatment is a targeted approach to treating cancers involving the abdominal cavity. After the cancerous tumors have been surgically removed, a heated chemotherapy solution is placed in the abdominal cavity to kill any remaining cancer cells.
- Chemoembolization therapy. This is a cancer treatment that delivers high doses of medicine to directly target cancerous tissue.
- Radiation oncology. In this treatment, the oncologist uses radiation to remove, kill or damage cancerous cells in a targeted area of the body.
- Radioembolization oncology. This procedure, which is used to treat metastatic liver cancer, delivers microscopic radioactive spheres into tumors that cannot be surgically removed.
- Surgery. In some cases, the oncologist can remove cancerous cells using surgical intervention.
Colon Cancer Care
From screening to long-term follow-up care, our doctors, nurses and researchers work collectively to ensure every patient receives the best, most advanced care. Together with patients and their loved ones, we’re the team it takes to prevent and overcome cancer. Read more in our cancer screening guide.
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Leading-edge research and clinical trials
In addition to highly specialized diagnosis and treatment options, physicians at Ellis Fischel are part of an academic health system, meaning they have access to clinical trials that offer the latest care options.