Gastrointestinal (GI) Disease Site Team
The Juravinksi Cancer Centre's Gastrointestinal (GI) disease site team is focused on the care of patients diagnosed with or suspected of having malignancies of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, colon, rectum, anal canal, neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumours and other rare cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
We are leaders in clinical and health services research, education and knowledge transfer both locally and nationally. Our multidisciplinary team strives to provide is committed to providing evidence-based treatment and management through potentially curative therapies and symptom control including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Typically, all patients will be referred to an Oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancer. Patients will be seen either by a Radiation Oncologist, Medical Oncologist or Surgical Oncologist or combination of specialties, depending on the treatment required. Patients are followed by their Oncologist and a primary care nurse who is specially trained to provide care and support. Your primary care team will provide individualized care with opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials as available.
In addition, you and your family can also access supportive care services which include psychosocial support, pain and symptom management, dieticians, genetic counseling, chaplaincy services, as well as an onsite Aboriginal Navigator.
The GI disease site team is hosting an annual GI symposium/meeting which will include all GI disciplines locally, to discuss current and new approaches to treatment. Health care professionals within our local LHIN are invited to participate, allowing an opportunity for better networking and learning opportunities.