University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides Personalized Care for Patients with Stomach Cancer
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, we understand you are scared of the unknown. While the rate of stomach cancer is declining, there are still more than 22,000 cases of stomach cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Most cases of stomach cancer are diagnosed in people who are 65 or older. UH Seidman Cancer Center’s gastrointestinal specialists are leading experts at diagnosing and treating stomach cancer, working together to tailor cancer treatment to each patient’s individual needs.
Innovations in Stomach Cancer Treatment
With groundbreaking clinical trials, there are many innovations in stomach cancer treatment. Clinical trials are available at many locations that have a research program, such as Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the country.
At UH Seidman Cancer Center, patients have access to the most advanced treatments available, including:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Targeted chemotherapy
- Precise radiation therapy
- Access to clinical trials
Patient-Centered Care at University Hospitals
We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach, which means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate care. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review for each stomach cancer patient. Every patient has the opinions of an entire team of national experts to guide cancer care decisions. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered for stomach cancer. At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we put patients at the center of this compassionate, highly trained and diverse multidisciplinary team of gastrointestinal experts. Team members may include:\
- Colorectal surgeons
- Enterostomal therapists
- Hepatobiliary surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
Stomach Cancer Clinical Trials
UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with gastrointestinal cancer, including:
- Evaluating the safe dose and side effects of a cancer drug for solid tumors that have spread or grown. Learn more.