Personalized treatment plans from nationally recognized experts
Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is the only cancer program in Kansas City to be nationally recognized as an NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation. This designation is reserved for programs that specialize in the multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer. This approach is applied to all gastrointestinal cancers and leads to better outcomes and improved patients’ quality of life.
Team of experts
The Gastrointestinal Cancer Program consists of a team of experts, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and others cancer specialists. A specially trained nurse navigator acts as a single point for the patient, answering questions and coordinating care with appropriate specialists.
Saint Luke’s multidisciplinary gastrointestinal cancer conference meets weekly to discuss patient care and develop personalized treatment plans. Our experts specialize in a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases, including:
- Anal cancer
- Appendix cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Carcinoid tumors
- Colorectal cancer (colon and rectal)
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Pancreatic cancer
- Peritoneal cancer
Call 816-932-2878 to schedule a consultation.
Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute’s team offers advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgery. The Center for Precision Oncology offers advanced expertise in genomic sequencing to identify treatments targeting the exact genetic mutation causing the tumor. Our patients also have access to hundreds of clinical trials, including leading-edge industry trials and National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials through our affiliation with the Washington University School of Medicine. We also offer programs for patients and families, from genetic counseling to educational sessions and nutrition coaching.