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Gastric / Stomach Cancer

Cancer of the stomach (gastric cancer) is an aggressive cancer that may be associated with difficulty eating and abdominal pain. It often requires a coordinated treatment plan that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. It is very important that the proper lymph node surgery be combined with the stomach surgery.

Physicians who treat gastric cancer:

Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Monday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons
Norton Medical Plaza, Old Brownsboro Crossing -- 2nd and 4th Monday afternoons
Clinic Contact: Traci Hayat 583-8303

Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.

Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Friday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- Tuesday mornings
Clinic Contact: Pam Boone 583-8303

Prejesh Philips, M.D.

Prejesh Philips, M.D.

Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.

Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Monday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons
Norton Medical Plaza, Old Brownsboro Crossing -- 2nd and 4th Monday afternoons
Clinic Contact: Traci Hayat 583-8303


Special therapies for gastric cancer offered by the Division of Surgical Oncology:

  • Total and subtotal gastrectomy (removal of the diseased stomach)
  • Extended lymph node dissection
  • Esophagogastrectomy (removal of the end of the esophagus and the first part of the stomach)

Research protocols currently open for gastric cancer:

  • Outcomes in surgical oncology
  • Cell-saver autotransfusion in surgical oncology
  • Biobanking of tumor tissue for molecular research