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:

Call 816-932-2878 to schedule a consultation.

Leading-edge care

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.


Robert C Amajoyi, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery (General)

Lee S Cummings, MD

Transplant Surgery, Surgery (General)

Eddie Roy Island, MD

Transplant Surgery, Surgery (General)

Benjamin J Kulow, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery (General)

Megan E McNally, MD

Surgery (General)

Liudmila N Schafer, MD

Oncology / Hematology

Jacob P Smeltzer, MD

Oncology / Hematology

Addison R Tolentino, MD

Oncology / Hematology


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Saint Luke's Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

4321 Washington St Ste 4000
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-2878
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