Gastrointestinal cancer

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Patients with cancer of the colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas, stomach and esophagus are given advanced care at the UK Markey Cancer Center.

We offer state-of-the-art gastrointestinal cancer screening and diagnoses as well as the latest advances in surgical, radiation and chemotherapeutic interventions. Our team has special expertise in extensive radical surgery on the esophagus, stomach, liver, colon and rectum.

Our team

Markey has provided state-of-the-art cancer care for more than 20 years, and we are proud to be the only cancer center in Kentucky designated by the National Cancer Institute. For the last five years, Markey Cancer Center has been nationally recognized as a top 50 cancer center by U.S. News and World Report.

Specialties

Extensive radical surgery on the esophagus, stomach, liver, colon and rectum; total proctectomy and J-pouch reconstruction for rectal cancer; total rectal resection using the colo-anal reconstruction technique; nerve-preserving surgery in rectal cancer to preserve sexual function; "tumor downstaging" using innovative preoperative chemoradiation therapy programs; treating liver cancer that may not be amenable to surgical excision with state-of-the-art radiofrequency ablation techniques or stereotactic body radiation therapy; complex operative and chemoradiation therapy treatment for pancreatic cancer; pathological diagnosis of unusual gastrointestinal tumor; interpretation of ultrasound, CT and MRI imaging for gastrointestinal tumors.

 

Resources & Support

  • Colon Cancer Alliance: The Colon Cancer Alliance battles colorectal cancer through patient support, education, research and advocacy.
Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.

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