Colon Cancer Treatment Team

The OSUCCC – James colon cancer treatment team includes internationally recognized colon cancer experts and world-renowned cancer specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, genetic sequencing and treatment of individual colon cancers.

Working together and across medical disciplines, this specialized team develops individualized, highly targeted treatment plans that specifically target the molecular and biological makeup of each patient’s own individual colon cancer.

To make an appointment, please call The James Line at 614-293-5066 or 800-293-5066. The James Line is a free, confidential telephone service staffed by oncology nurses to provide callers with cancer information and physician referrals. The James Line is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Medical Oncology

Laith Abushahin, MBBS

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, specifically cancers of the pancreas, bile ducts, stomach, esophagus, colon, rectum and liver. Read More

John Hays, MD, PhD

I specialize in treating peritoneal cancers stemming from gastrointestinal and gynecological origins such as ovarian, colorectal cancer and cancers of the appendix and small intestine. Read More

Anne Noonan, MBBCh

I’m a medical oncologist focusing on breast cancer and gastrointestinal malignancies such as esophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma. Read More

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD

As a medical oncologist I specialize in treating patients with advanced prostate and colorectal cancers, including soft tissue sarcoma. Additionally, I serve as an assistant professor of internal medicine, an assistant professor in the department of pharmacology and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the OSUCCC – James. Read More

Jeffrey VanDeusen, MD, PhD

I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2018-2019 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017. Read More

Levi Geiger, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner in the Division of Medical Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where I specialize in treating patients who have been diagnosed with cancers of the gastrointestinal system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine and colon. Read More

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Alessandra Gasior, DO

As a colon and rectal surgeon, I believe in taking a comprehensive approach to patient care. I provide state-of-the-art treatments and manage long- and short-term factors that affect a patient's overall health and well-being. Read More

Alan Harzman, MD

I practice in colon and rectal surgery, including the specialty area of minimally invasive surgery. Colon and rectal health are important, but often overlooked, areas of care. Read More

Syed Husain, MBBS

In addition to my expertise in minimally invasive surgery, my area of specialty is colon and rectal surgery. I chose to specialize in this field as it provides the unique ability to provide all aspects of care — medical, surgical and endoscopic interventions. Read More

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