Early and accurate diagnosis of stomach (gastric) cancers can lead to better success of treating the disease. The specialists at the center have extensive experience in detecting and identifying all types of stomach cancer.
Care for Stomach Cancer
Stomach (gastric) cancer patients receiving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation appear to have better survival rates than those who had surgery followed by only chemotherapy.
What to Expect | Your First Visit
The Center for Stomach Cancer Care is committed to single-day evaluations of patients, incorporating all the resources available for diagnosis, research and the medical plan, to create the optimal treatment for each patient.
Meet Our ExpertsFabian Johnston, M.D., M.H.S.
hns Hopkins, explains the value of this team approach regarding gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), which can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract but are most common in the stomach or small intestine. “Although stromal tumors are typically benign, they can act differently in younger patients,” says Johnston. “So after we remove those tumors, our pathologists will do a molecular profile on them. And if the profile tells us the person is at increased risk of recurrence, we set up for an alternative plan to follow the patient with the oncologists.” These collaborations help inform a comprehensive regimen of care.
Stomach Cancer | Minan's Story
Minan Corby was diagnosed with gastric cancer and sought out a second opinion at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. With the help of surgical oncologist Mark Duncan, M.D. and other gastric cancer experts, she was treated and is now back to her life in Pennsylvania.
Stomach Cancer | Stephanie’s Story
Facing a cancer with a 29 percent remission rate, 20-year-old Stephanie White found oncologist Mark Duncan, M.D., and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. She talks about her treatment, recovery and meeting her fiancé.