Patients treated at the Radiation Oncology Clinic - Moncrief for tumors related to the gastrointestinal tract enjoy the consultation treatment tactics of a multi-disciplinary team.
Actual radiation therapy treatments are carried out with the most modern approaches including 3-D conformal radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and brachytherapy implants.
Multimodality programs have been developed for comprehensive treatment of esophageal cancer, stomach cancer (including gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors), pancreatic cancer, cancer of the liver and bile ducts (hepatocellular carcinoma or hepatoma, cholangiocarcinoma including Klatskin's tumor and gall bladder cancer), small bowel carcinoma, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. The Center also has experience with more rare cancers occurring in the abdomen, including sarcomas and appendiceal cancers.
Finally, the department has extensive and growing experience with ablation of liver metastases in selected patients. This includes the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for ablation of liver metastases using specialized linear accelerators or CyberKnife.