Discovering and Delivering Compassionate, Coordinated Care
UMass Memorial Cancer Center, located in Worcester, MA, is a leader in the treatment of cancers of the digestive system. Patients with malignant (cancerous) tumors, which can sometimes be aggressive, greatly benefit from the early input of specialists - physicians who are experts in these kinds of cancers and researchers who are seeking to discover new treatments.
Our services include treatment for:
- Colorectal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Appendiceal (appendix) cancer
- Liver tumors
- Anal cancer
- Esophagus cancer
- Endocrine cancer
- Hepatocellular cancer (a type of liver cancer)
- Stomach/gastric cancer
- Peritoneal carcinomatosis
- Bile duct cancer
- Neuroendocrine tumors (cancers that interface between the endocrine (hormonal) system and the nervous system)
- Cancers of the small intestine
The diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers often require the skills of many specialists. The Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology brings together these specialists in a single setting to discuss gastrointestinal cancer care for each of our patients. The team includes geneticists, scientists and researchers who help discover and apply treatments of tomorrow.
|A multidisciplinary team meeting is held each week to plan a thorough treatment program. Decisions about diagnosis and care are made as a team, providing you the best treatment plan possible. Patients also benefit by being able to see all specialists involved with the care plan in one convenient appointment.
You may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials that include breakthrough cancer research.
Ambulatory Care Center
To match the world-class care provided for you, many outpatient cancer care services are located in our Ambulatory Care Center, which offers:
- Spacious and comfortable waiting, treatment and exam rooms
- Private and semi-private infusion rooms
- Quiet contemplative space
- Beautiful views of Lake Quinsigamond
A System Approach
Cancer care is also provided at UMass Memorial Health Care community hospitals: