Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatments

City of Hope’s approach to treating gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors starts with a coordinated, multidisciplinary care team whose main goals are helping you live a long, healthy, cancer-free life.

Leading-Edge Treatment For Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

Your care team will discuss a plan that may involve a combination of treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Treatments available to our patients include:

  • Robotic surgery for highly precise surgery with smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery time
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection, an advanced minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that is used to treat early gastric cancers with smaller lesions
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection, a newer technique that can remove larger lesions at one time when compared with EMR
  • Precision medicine approaches for late-stage disease, designed to provide treatment tailored to individual patients’ cancers
  • Clinical trials that are finding new drug therapies and combinations to treat advanced cases
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic tools including 3-D CT scans and endoscopic ultrasound
  • Ultra-precise radiation therapy including helical TomoTherapy and brachytherapy to target tumors and preserve healthy tissue

Comprehensive Care

City of Hope is an acknowledged leader in GI carcinoid tumor research and treatment. We are one of only a few dozen centers in the country that treat GI tumors using a comprehensive approach — by a team whose sole focus is treating this type of cancer. Your care includes regular interaction and input from a team that includes surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists and pathologists — along with nurses, social workers, nutritionists and specially trained support staff. And we provide nutritional counseling, physical therapy and spiritual support at all stages of treatment.