City of Hope physicians are committed to finding and treating gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors in the earliest stages. Our team of internationally trained gastric specialists uses their clinical expertise and leading-edge technology to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
City of Hope’s approach to treating gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors starts with a coordinated, multidisciplinary care team whose primary goals are helping you live a long, healthy life free from cancer. Your care team will discuss a plan that may involve a combination of GI carcinoid tumor treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
By collaborating with other departments and cancer centers, City of Hope has developed an extensive and active portfolio of gastrointestinal carcinoid cancer clinical trials studying new treatments, including more effective surgery, radiation and drug therapy regimens. Many of these promising therapies are only available to City of Hope patients.
When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your family cope with each challenge in your gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor diagnosis and treatment.
Our Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Program Highlights:
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 tumors
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.
City of Hope is one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A., is a colorectal surgeon and a clinical professor in the Department of Surgery with extensive experience in the surgical treatment and management of colon and rectal cancers.