Discovering and Delivering Compassionate, Coordinated Care
Cancer surgery is provided to you at UMass Memorial Cancer Center by surgical oncology specialists who are leaders in their fields.
Our well-known cancer surgeons have special expertise and training in many different kinds of tumors, including some types of rare cancers that may be difficult to treat, such as:
UMass Memorial is also a leader in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery for cancer treatment. Ours is one of only three hospitals in New England to use the daVinci S robotic surgical system for four different types of cancer: gynecologic cancer, colon and rectal cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
When appropriate, these robotic-assisted surgeries offer you less pain and a faster recovery.
Innovative Chemotherapy Treatments
Our skilled surgical oncologists are nationally recognized for using an innovative treatment to treat peritoneal carcinomatosis. The process is called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and is done at the time of surgery. Chemotherapy solution is heated and inserted into the abdomen bathing the organs with the goal of killing any microscopic tumor cells that could not be seen at the time of surgery. UMass Memorial is one of only three hospitals in New England offering this procedure resulting in a high-volume program at our Medical Center.
|Call our Cancer Center’s HOPE Line, 866-597-HOPE (4673), a toll-free number to be connected to specially trained staff with broad experience in cancer care. You can be seen within five days, and when necessary, within 24 hours.
Learn more about research and other clinical trials underway at the UMass Memorial Cancer Center of Excellence.
Our nationally recognized experts provide comprehensive care, from prevention and detection to diagnosis and treatment.
Our cancer treatments include: