The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital offers a multidisciplinary team of specialists, providing comprehensive consultation, screening, diagnostic, surveillance and prevention, and the latest treatment services.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. If detected early, colorectal cancer can often be successfully treated or event prevented.
Early Stage Disease
Approximately two thirds of colon cancer patients have localized cancer, which is best treated surgically. Patients with stage I and II colon cancer have a cure rate of approximately 95 percent. The most common treatment for early stage colon cancer is surgery. Innovative surgical techniques can also be used in conjunction with other treatments for patients whose cancer has spread.
Patients benefit from having surgeons who specialize in treating colorectal cancer. New therapies are also available for late stage disease, including new surgery options and clinical trials.
Liver cancer is frequently detected when screening for underlying disease. We offer patients a multidisciplinary team who treat liver, gallbladder, and bile duct cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. Many of these treatments are available through Kimmel's collaborative team of scientists, physicians, and allied health care workers dedicated to improving the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer..
There are three approaches to treating gastric cancer: surgery, endoscopic therapy and chemotherapy. Your doctor may choose one approach or a combination of these treatments, depending on your specific condition.