Gastrointestinal cancer

Overview

You are at the center of everything we do at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Here, we surround you with a team of specialists who work together closely to provide expertly targeted, complete care and compassionate support throughout your treatment and beyond.

We guide you every step of the way, combining our deep clinical expertise in gastrointestinal (GI) diseases with a commitment to meet your unique needs.

Why choose SCCA?

  • GI cancer experts
    At SCCA, you will receive state-of-the-art care from some of the world’s leading doctors, including gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons who focus exclusively on treating GI cancers and nothing else.
  • Comprehensive treatment options
    Cancer treatment is changing rapidly, and SCCA offers the latest and best treatments, including chemotherapy regimens that are easier to tolerate and surgical procedures that are less invasive.
  • GI cancer clinical trials
    SCCA unites the leading researchers and cancer specialists of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine so you can take part in clinical studies of GI diseases not available everywhere.
  • Where you're treated first matters most
    Studies have shown that patients evaluated and treated at a multidisciplinary cancer center, like SCCA, have better outcomes — and that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. Patients who begin treatment at SCCA often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere.
  • A national leader in cancer care
    SCCA is the leading cancer treatment center in the region and among the top nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report. 
  • NCI comprehensive cancer center
    We are a comprehensive cancer center, a designation from the National Cancer Institute that reflects our scientific leadership and the depth and breadth of our research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Second opinions

If you’ve been diagnosed with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, we recommend getting a second opinion before choosing where you’ll be treated. 

Though you can benefit from a second opinion at any point during your care, it is most valuable when you are first diagnosed and have the widest array of treatment options. 

Talk with GI cancer experts who understand your disease in greater depth than the general oncologists in your local community.

Call us at (855) 557-0555 to request an appointment for a second opinion from the experts at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).

How a second opinion can help

Getting a second opinion from doctors who specialize in gastrointestinal cancers can help you

Feel confident that your cancer has been accurately diagnosed and staged

Pathologists, radiologists and gastroenterologists from SCCA are experts in diagnosing GI cancers and have access to the latest technologies to help ensure we know as much about your cancer as possible.

Consider state-of-the-art treatment options

A second opinion may identify more advanced or more aggressive options, including minimally invasive surgeries, clinical studies of new medicines or treatment approaches and advanced radiation technologies.

Understand the benefits of specialized, multidisciplinary care

The team of GI cancer specialists from SCCA offers in-depth understanding of the full spectrum of treatments. We have first-hand knowledge of current research and a wealth of treatment experience.

Start with a course of therapy tailored to you

We focus on you, not just your cancer, when developing a treatment plan. We consider your goals, plans, beliefs, values and preferences to design your treatment holistically.

Learn whether genetics plays a role

Your genetic make-up may have played a role in the development of your cancer, and it might impact your treatment. Depending on our findings, you and your family may benefit from SCCA’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program.

Request a Second Opinion
phone (855) 557-0555
We recognize that GI cancer is serious. Getting a second opinion does not have to delay the start of your treatment. We aim to see you within one week. Call to request a second opinion with an SCCA doctor.
Second opinions

If you’ve been diagnosed with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, we recommend getting a second opinion before choosing where you’ll be treated. 

Providers

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.

Clinical trials

SCCA unites the leading researchers and cancer specialists of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine so you can take part in clinical studies of GI diseases not available everywhere.

Prevention

The SCCA Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program offers a personalized approach to cancer risk assessment, screening and prevention for people at high risk for several types of gastrointestinal cancer, including:

  • Colon cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Stomach cancer