Experts in GI Cancer

Stanford's Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program doctors understand that there is no such thing as a simple cancer. With an unparalleled depth of knowledge, access to innovative research and technology, and a caring and compassionate approach, our doctors provide each patient with a comprehensive multi-specialty evaluation and personalized path to the most effective treatment.

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program
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875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Programs and Services

The extensive range of advanced clinical services available under one roof truly reflects the world-class nature of the treatment patients receive at the Stanford Cancer Center.

Here is a sampling of some of the programs and services available to you:

Care for your mind and spirit at Stanford

It wouldn't be the best care possible if we didn't provide it in an atmosphere that soothes your soul and makes navigating treatment simple and convenient. By providing nourishing details like live piano music in the entry, natural light throughout the building, and room for your family to remain with you while you are receiving treatment, the Stanford Cancer Center stands as a physical symbol of our concern for your health and well-being.

In addition, a variety of services, and support staff are available to help with emotional, physical, or social challenges that you might encounter while receiving cancer care. Visit Cancer Patient Services to learn more about the variety of programs and services we offer.

Support groups and classes

The importance of support groups and their impact on cancer patient outcomes is well established; much of this important work has come from support groups at Stanford. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers are involved in cancer support groups within the program.

Visit the Cancer Supportive Care Program to learn about the free classes, groups, and events we offer at the Stanford Cancer Center.

For new patients

Visit Cancer Patient Services to discover the breadth of resources and programs available to you as a patient of the Stanford Cancer Center.

Clinical Trials

Current research

The Stanford team is currently conducting trials of targeted agents in gastroesophageal, colorectal, pancreatic, GIST, and neuroendocrine tumors.

For patients with early stage pancreatic cancer, a Phase III trial is testing a novel vaccine in combination with standard chemotherapy or chemoradiation.

Recent GI cancer research breakthroughs

Stanford doctors conducted several of the key trials that led to the widespread use of targeted therapies for GI cancers, including angiogenesis inhibitors for colorectal, neuroendocrine, and hepatocellular cancer and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors that are now routinely used in colorectal cancers.

Clinical trials

The Stanford Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program always has new clinical trials beginning. Before beginning treatment, ask your doctor about any clinical trials you should consider. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer patients.

Clinical trial eligibility flowcharts

Eligibility flowcharts map clinical trials to specific types of cancers to determine if a participant is eligible for the particular clinical trial. View all gastrointestinal cancer eligibility flowcharts at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources

Bring completed forms found in the GI Cancer New Patient Letter.

MEDICAL RELEASE

Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics). 

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-6000

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Please note, though this form is from Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

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