Stomach cancer is a complex disease that is challenging to diagnose and stage accurately. City of Hope’s internationally trained gastric specialists use leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat stomach cancer.
City of Hope’s approach to treating stomach cancer starts with a multidisciplinary care team whose primary goal is helping you live a life free from cancer. We combine minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgery with the latest therapeutic and radiological advances.
Getting treated for stomach cancer at City of Hope means you are steps away from labs developing new cancer treatments every day. That proximity means you benefit from something unique in cancer care — bench-to-bedside treatment.
City of Hope is one of only a few high-volume centers for gastric surgery in the country, and our patients have access to some of the most promising new therapies through our clinical trials.
Our Stomach Cancer Program Highlights:
Minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery that result in less pain and quicker recovery
Surgical expertise in D2 lymphadenectomy, a complex and more extensive method of removing disease-containing lymph nodes
Advanced endoscopic procedures for early-stage disease, including mucosal and submucosal dissection
Genetic testing and customized drug therapy tailored to the molecular profile of specific stomach cancer types
Clinical trials, including combined immunotherapy with radiation therapy, to bolster the immune system's cancer-fighting response
Palliative procedures designed to improve quality of life
Personalized medicine throughout treatment
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. When we care for you at City of Hope, we don't just focus on leading-edge care and innovation — we are working to make you whole again.
Stomach Diseases We Treat
Stomach (gastric) cancer
Precancerous lesions that may develop into adenocarcinoma
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach
Neuroendocrine tumors of the stomach
Other less common types of stomach cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma
Giant cell carcinoma
Noncancerous tumors of the stomach
City of Hope is one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.