Patients with colorectal, gastric, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic malignancies
often have a complex array of medical issues and require a combination of surgery,
chemotherapy, radiation therapy, therapeutic endoscopy and other treatment modalities.
Recognizing that a team approach is the most beneficial way to manage cancer,
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center has
developed a multidisciplinary program for treating all tumors of all stages
of the GI tract.
Working with referring physicians to provide patients with the best possible
care, we treat all types of gastrointestinal malignancies. Patients are seen
in a multidisciplinary clinic where they are evaluated and treated by:
- Surgical oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
The program's team members work together throughout the treatment process to ensure that patients receive the highly individualized program of care they
need while undergoing complex, aggressive therapies.
The multidisciplinary team meets regularly to:
- Evaluate patient profiles
- Review and discuss treatment plans
- Examine newly developed therapies that could be beneficial to patients
- Enroll patients in the latest clinical research protocols