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.
Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
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
Expertise By Disease Site
University Surgical Associates
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