Stomach Cancer Treatments and Services

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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.

Diagnostic Services

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 services

Learn 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 Cancer

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Radiation Therapy for Stomach Cancer

Radiation therapy can help treat stomach cancer in several ways, and is often used along with chemotherapy, both before and after surgery.

Surgery for Stomach Cancer

Surgery is very common during the treatment of stomach cancer. The surgical approach depends on the type of cancer, size of the tumor, and whether the cancer has spread to other organs.

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