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If you've been diagnosed with carcinoid tumors of the digestive tract, talk to us. It's important to learn about your options and take action right away. Survival rates are high, especially when the disease is detected early.

Our world-class team of specialists can answer your questions, address your concerns, and deliver personalized, innovative treatments against the disease.

At City of Hope, we are committed to treating the whole person, body and soul. We have an unmatched reputation for coordinated, compassionate care. We bring together a broad array of cancer expertise from multiple disciplines, all under one roof:

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic tools including 3D CT scans and endoscopic ultrasound
  • Minimally-invasive, robotically-assisted surgery options that uses smaller incisions, reducing blood loss and recovery time
  • Surgical specialists that can resect difficult tumors with minimal impact to surrounding normal tissues
  • Ultra-precise radiation therapy including Helical TomoTherapy and Brachytherapy to target tumors and preserve healthy tissue
  • Targeted drugs and drug combinations for greater effectiveness and fewer side effects
  • Pioneering drug research and clinical trials

Additionally, City of Hope patients have access to our extensive team of supportive care experts - including dieticians, supportive medicine physicians and rehabilitation specialists. Working closely with the patient’s primary care team, they can detect and address quality of life issues related to carcinoid tumors and their treatments. This includes managing symptoms (such as pain, nausea and fatigue), adjusting to a new diet and lifestyle post-treatment (particularly following more extensive treatments) and being aware of possible long-term effects.

Nationally Ranked Cancer Center

As one of a handful of institutes to attain the elite designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is acknowledged as a leader in gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor research and treatment. With our decades of experience, specialized therapy protocols and extensive program of clinical trials, newly diagnosed or relapsed patients can find a treatment regimen that is tailored to their needs and gives them the best chance for survival. U.S. News & World Report also named City of Hope as one of the top cancer hospitals in the country.

 
In collaboration with other departments and cancer centers, City of Hope’s gastrointestinal carcinoid cancer program has an active portfolio of clinical trials studying novel treatments, including trials of new surgery, radiation and drug therapy regimens that are more effective against the disease and/or less harmful to the patient. Many of these promising therapies are only available to patients being treated at City of Hope.

 

Care Team

City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care. If you have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., MBA

Clinical Specialties

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Gastroenterology

Donald S. David, M.D., F.A.C.G.

Clinical Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
Dheeraj Lal, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Clinical Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
James L. Lin, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Medical Oncology

Vincent Chung, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Clinical Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
Daneng Li, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
Dean W. Lim, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Yi-Jen Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Surgical Oncology

Lily Lau Lai, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

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