An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors form in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum. Approximately 8,000 of those cases are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

If you have been diagnosed with carcinoid tumors of the digestive tract, City of Hope can answer your questions and offer you comprehensive, multidisciplinary care from experts offering the newest and best treatments for this rare disease. And our commitment to high quality, personalized care means we place your concerns and quality of life at the center of your treatment.

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor Clinical Trials and Research

By collaborating with other departments and cancer centers, City of Hope’s gastrointestinal carcinoid cancer program has developed a large and active portfolio of clinical trials studying new treatments, including surgery, radiation and drug therapy regimens that are more effective against this disease. Many of these promising therapies are only available to City of Hope patients.

Our Expertise

City of Hope's internationally recognized gastrointestinal cancer experts work together on a multidisciplinary team to provide you with care designed to extend and improve your life. And getting care here means you will have access to some of the most promising new therapies as part of our clinical trials program.

Highlights of our GI carcinoid tumor program include:

  • Minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, that result in less pain and quicker recovery
  • Advanced endoscopic procedures for early stage disease, including endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Genetic testing and customized drug therapy tailored to the molecular profile of GI carcinoid cancer
  • Clinical trials, including combining immunotherapy with radiation therapy, to bolster the immune system response to fighting cancer
  • Palliative procedures designed to improve quality of life

City of Hope’s team of surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, nurses, radiologists, and genetic and nutritional counselors work together closely at all stages to provide seamless, coordinated care. We balance that approach with personalized medicine — not just when it comes to your cancer, but the kind that makes you feel supported throughout your treatment.

Top cancer hospital

City of Hope is internationally recognized for its research and breakthrough treatments, has been named one of America’s top cancer hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade and is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.


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