The Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Evaluation Center (GICEC), part of Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, offers those diagnosed with GI cancer a thorough evaluation during a single visit.
Medical and radiation oncologists work closely together to provide the best treatment options available. Our patient support specialist helps coordinate care and guide you through the next steps. At the end of the visit, a team member meets with you to discuss all possible treatment options.
Treatment options that include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery are emphasized. This approach has been successful in decreasing the incidence of local recurrence in most GI tumors and increasing the cure rate for tumors of the colon, rectum and pancreas.
Other specialists from surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, pathology and nutrition will be consulted, as needed. In order to provide the most comprehensive care, your individualized treatment plan will be reviewed by the team at a meeting called a case conference. This ensures that you receive the most advanced treatments available and that care is coordinated among your team.