UVA Cancer Center specializes in the treatment of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
Leading-Edge Diagnostics & Care
UVA Cancer Center is increasingly offering specialty and high-risk cancer programs that feature multidisciplinary teams dedicated to screening, treatment and care for patients at high risk for certain cancers or patients who have these cancers. At the helm of the specialty programs are researchers focused on advancing the treatments and surgical options that are available. We have a comprehensive Pancreatic Cancer Program that includes a high-risk clinic and offers state-of-the-art liver cancer surgery using the latest procedures and techniques.
Research and Technology
Our team of gastrointestinal (GI) specialists are experts in difficult-to-treat GI cancers. Our Digestive Disease Research Center is one of only 16 such centers in the nation funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a Center of Excellence, we bring vital research from the laboratory to the bedside.
At UVA, we’ve developed new techniques and equipment in the highly specialized field of interventional endoscopy. During these procedures, long fiber-optic tubes are inserted through the mouth into the GI tract. The tube allows doctors to insert stents into the GI tract. UVA patients were among the first in the nation to receive the next generation of stents for treating obstructive jaundice – a major complication of pancreatic cancer.