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The University of Florida Health Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Center provides a comprehensive, compassionate and multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients diagnosed with cancers of the digestive organs such as colon cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. Our primary mission is to provide all patients with streamlined access to UF Health cancer specialists and to the full spectrum of high-quality and cutting-edge treatment options.
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The UF Health GI Oncology Program offers a wide range of advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients with:
- Anal cancer
- Appendix cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Retroperitoneum cancer
- Small intestinal cancer
- Stomach cancer
Multidisciplinary treatment for comprehensive care
The UF Health GI Oncology Center is staffed by highly trained academic physicians with expertise in a variety of medical specialties and subspecialties, who collaborate to optimize rapid diagnosis and highly effective treatment of patients with digestive cancers.
The multidisciplinary team of digestive cancer specialists includes UF Health surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists and radiologists, as well as oncology nurses, genetic counselors, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists and integrative medicine specialists. To ensure the best possible outcomes, this team meets weekly to discuss and determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient — plans that incorporate the latest modalities, including access to experimental treatments and new therapies not available elsewhere. During the center’s multidisciplinary clinic, patients can see all essential members of the team during a single comprehensive visit.
Our dedicated GI oncology nurse navigator facilitates all aspects of patient care and serves as the liaison between patients, referring physicians and the multidisciplinary UF Health GI oncology team. This simplifies patient access for appointments and services, and provides patients with continuity from the initial visit through treatment and follow-up consultations. It also ensures the seamless transition of care from the referring physicians to the UF Health GI Oncology Center and back again, easing the burden on patients and their families.
Our team at the UF GI Oncology Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients throughout the entire course of their cancer treatment. Referring physicians are an integral part of that care. We are committed to keeping all members of the health care team informed about each patient’s treatment and will provide information on a regular basis to ensure that everyone involved remains up to date.
Contact the UF Health GI Oncology Center at (352) 265-0535 to schedule a consultation or to obtain a second opinion. The address is 1600 SW Archer Road Room D2-3 Gainesville, Florida, 32610.
Awarded to programs that follow a model that ensures comprehensive rectal cancer services.
For our commitment to treating patients holistically and focusing on the best possible outcomes and improved quality of life.
Selected through a rigorous peer-review process and listed alongside other prestigious cancer treatment centers.
Clinical Trials: Gastrointestinal cancer
UF Health research scientists make medicine better every day. They discover new ways to help people by running clinical trials. When you join a clinical trial, you can get advanced medical care. Sometimes years before it's available everywhere. You can also help make medicine better for everyone else. If you'd like to learn more about clinical trials, visit our clinical trials page. Or click one of the links below:
This pilot study will explore the preliminary efficacy of a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening intervention delivered by virtual health assistants (VHAs). Participants will include 750 African American patients in the US between the ages of 45 and 75…
- Accepting Candidates
- 45 Years - 75 Years
The purpose of this proposal is to test the efficacy of a patient-centered, tailored message intervention delivered via virtual technology for increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening within guidelines among racial/ethnic minority and rural…
- Accepting Candidates
- 45 Years - 73 Years
This is a multi-center, open-label, randomized, phase 2/3 trial of the bispecific antibody CTX-009 plus paclitaxel versus paclitaxel in patients with previously treated, unresectable advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancers.
- Ilyas Sahin
- Accepting Candidates
- 18 Years - N/A
Community and Patient Programs: Gastrointestinal cancer
Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.
Improves health and quality of life for long-term cancer survivors.
An educational and networking event that brings together cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and health care professionals.
Interdisciplinary facility that helps support the diverse needs of individuals and families.
Pain management treatment plans for cancer patients.
Helps individuals access high-quality cancer screening, prevention and treatment services.
Peer companionship for adolescents and young adults living with serious illness.
Offers classes, programs, groups, activities, resources and health fairs throughout Gainesville, Ocala and The Villages communities.
News and Patient Stories: Gastrointestinal cancer
July 13, 2023
The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has appointed two accomplished oncologists to key executive leadership roles, positioning the center to reach…
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October 18, 2016
The National Pancreas Foundation has named University of Florida Health among its first group of National Pancreas Foundation Centers for excellence in…
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