Comprehensive, High-Quality Colon Cancer Care
As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer a level of expertise found only in the top cancer centers across the country. The skills and experience of our colon cancer specialists come from working with people with colon cancer every day.
A Team of Specialists
We have a range of board-certified colon cancer specialists, including medical and radiation providers, colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and pathologists. They work with geneticists, specially-trained nurses, nutritionists, and social workers to regularly discuss your care, collect opinions, and offer coordinated surgical, medical, and follow-up care.
Nationally Recognized Experts
Our specialists test new approaches in clinical trials. For example, we were involved in the development of the targeted therapy Avastin, which shrinks tumors and extends survival in patients when colorectal cancer has spread. We also study genes, how they function, and their impact on health.
As a first-time patient here, you will undergo a thorough, day-long evaluation and consultation. You will leave with a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your needs. We can expedite the process even further if you bring with you the results of blood tests, scans, and other tests that were performed prior to your visit. If you need additional imaging or testing, those services are conveniently located within our facilities.
Access to Clinical Trials
You may be eligible to participate in our ongoing colorectal cancer clinical trials. These trials give you access to emerging anti-cancer targeted therapies, surgical approaches, and methods for minimizing common cancer-related symptoms.
When Colon Cancer Spreads to Brain or Spine
New treatments are making it possible for people to live longer, with a better quality of life, when cancer has spread to the brain or spine. Duke experts in the medical and surgical management of metastatic brain and spine tumors use these advanced therapies to extend life for people who may have been told they are out of options.