Gastrointestinal patients at OSUCCC–James have the full advantage of research and treatment breakthroughs developed by our nationally and internationally-recognized gastrointestinal oncologists, surgeons, and other cancer experts and researchers.
With an established reputation for the most complex and innovative gastrointestinal surgical procedures, OSUCCC–James is a high volume center for various gastrointestinal cancer surgeries including pancreatic cancer. It is also the only center in our region offering non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of various gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal cancer.
Committed to quickly taking research findings from discovery to patients, our knowledge results in cutting-edge treatments and improved outcomes for patients. Recent breakthroughs include:
- Uncovering the source of some hereditary cancers, including hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer
- Improving the current standard of treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer, and quality of life for patients:
o Targeting pancreatic cancer and its environment including matrix and blood vessels.
o Targeting proteins responsible for a lot of the “starvation” effect seen with pancreas cancer.
- Developing innovative therapies to improve survival and quality of life for advanced liver and biliary duct cancer patients
Learn about clinical trials, ongoing research and our team of gastrointestinal experts at the links below.
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