Colorectal Cancer: Information for Patients


At UCLA, patients with colorectal cancer are treated through the Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program. The GI Program provides comprehensive cancer care to patients with a wide variety of malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. It offers multi-specialty coordination with experts in the fields of surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, nursing and social work. Patients who come to UCLA benefit from the most advanced forms of therapy available and have access to the latest protocols through the clinical research unit.

Make an Appointment

For general information about being treated for colorectal cancer at UCLA, or to schedule an appointment, call (310) 206-1446.

For general directions to major UCLA Health System facilities, visit our UCLA Health location map.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.

If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, visit our Enroll in a Clinical Trial section for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.

Additional Resources

For more information on colorectal cancer services at UCLA, visit the following related website: