UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

From screening and genetics to diagnosis and the most advanced treatments, the University of Chicago Medicine provides comprehensive care for patients who are at risk for, or who are facing, colorectal cancer.

Through our Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology, patients have access to a multidisciplinary team of experts in gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, colorectal surgery, abdominal radiology, pathology, nutrition, sexual health and genetic counseling.

Each of these specialists has advanced training in their fields and are skilled in detecting and treating colorectal malignancies.

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After a cancer diagnosis our physicians work with patients to create an individualized care plan. Our goal is to deliver therapy that offers the optimal balance — curing colorectal cancer while also preserving bowel function and quality of life. To achieve this, our surgeons use laparoscopic and robotic techniques and perform sphincter-sparing procedures whenever possible.

Our colorectal cancer team offers treatments not widely available at most hospitals, including hepatic artery infusion (HAI) chemotherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) and clinical trials of promising new treatments.

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Treating Metastatic Cancer with Optimism and Hope

If you have been diagnosed with metastatic cancer, more therapies may be available to you than you think. Our cancer specialists are eager to help you understand all of your options.

Limited Metastatic Cancer Program
Medical oncologist Kenneth Cohen, MD, pointing to a computer and talking with a patient

Cancer Care Second Opinions

Request a second opinion from UChicago Medicine experts in cancer care.

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Participate in a Clinical Trial

UChicago Medicine colorectal cancer experts are actively conducting clinical trials of new and promising treatments.

Uzma Siddiqui, MD, in interventional endoscopy lab with patient

Additional Digestive Disease Resources

The University of Chicago Medicine has been at the forefront of digestive disease care since 1927, when our doctors created the nation’s first hospital-based gastroenterology department.

Convenient Locations for Cancer Care

Myth vs. Fact: Colon Cancer

Colon cancer infographic

Myth vs. Fact: Colon Cancer

Busting myths about Colorectal or Colon Cancer – the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States.
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