At UCLA, comprehensive care for colorectal cancer is provided through the Gastrointestinal Oncology (GI) Program. The GI program treats a wide variety of malignant conditions of the gastrointenstinal tract, including colorectal cancer as well as cancers of the anus, stomach, esophagus, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder in addition to GISTs (gastrointestinal stromal tumors) and carcinoid tumors.
Through the GI program, UCLA offer patients with colorectal cancer multi-specialty coordination with experts in the fields of surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, nursing and social work.
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.
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