Stomach Cancer Treatments and Services
The Johns Hopkins Center for Stomach Cancer Care multidisciplinary team provides innovative and evidence-based treatments and services that are tailored to the unique needs of each patient. We combine the expertise of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists — alongside gastroenterologists, dietitians and other specialists—to create specific treatment programs based on individual patients’ needs.
Our Treatment Research
Stomach (gastric) cancer patients receiving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation appear to have better survival rates than those who had surgery followed by only chemotherapy.
Early diagnosis of stomach cancers can lead to better outcomes. Our multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiologists will determine the best diagnostic test and treatment for you. Learn more about our stomach cancer diagnostic servicesLearn more about our stomach cancer diagnostic services
Stomach Cancer Treatment
There are several options available to manage and treat stomach cancer. Surgery is the most common and effective treatment method. Chemotherapy and radiation may be provided either before or after surgery.
Chemotherapy for Stomach CancerLearn More
Genetics and Stomach Cancer
Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HGDC) is an inherited cancer that increases the risk of developing diffuse-type stomach (gastric) cancer and breast cancer. Our cancer risk assessment clinic staff will evaluate patients from HDGC families and provide management and testing recommendations.Learn more about HGDC
Life After Stomach Cancer Treatment
The Johns Hopkins Center for Stomach Cancer Care's medical and support staff recognizes that the patient’s experience and needs do not end with the final scheduled appointment.
In keeping with its multidisciplinary and patient-centered care approach to treatment and recovery, the entire team works hard to ensure that all patients are fully prepared, educated and ready for the changes to come when they leave their last scheduled treatment. Patients are taught about proper nutrition both during and after treatment.
The staff also knows this final transition can be daunting for many patients.
Both current and former patients can take comfort in knowing that the dedicated medical and support staff at the center will always be available if signs or symptoms of the cancer reemerge, if the patient has medical difficulties during the recovery process or if they have questions related to their recovery.