Diagnosis & Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers

TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® Treatment System

This highly-accurate radiation therapy allows the radiation oncologist to image and treat a patient in the same setting, minimizing toxicity.

TomoTherapy at MUSC Health

CT Colography

A screening alternative to the traditional colonoscopy, the procedure uses a reconstructed CT scan to view the colon.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Used to stage gastrointestinal, lung and esophageal cancers. Hollings Cancer Center has one of the world’s most renowned endoscopic ultrasound facilities.

Narrow Band Imaging

One of the latest screening techniques uses special light waves to target abnormal areas for biopsy, increasing the accuracy of the biopsy.

Y-90 Microspheres

Hollings Cancer Center is one of only three South Carolina facilities that arterially infuse liver tumors with the radioactive element yttrium-90. We have more experience with this technique than any other program in the state. This treatment offers an outpatient treatment alternative to patients who may have few other available options.

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

A minimally invasive technique for removing superficial tumors with the use of an endoscope.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Hollings Cancer Center surgical oncologists now use a laparoscope positioned lower in the pelvic area to avoid the colostomies of the past.

Pancreas Chemotherapy Protocol

This leading-edge treatment developed here at Hollings Cancer Center has a 36 percent success rate in making non-operable pancreatic tumors operable.

Patient Resources

Patient Resources

Along with state-of-the-art treatments, Hollings assists patients in dealing with the financial, physical and emotional aspects of having cancer.

Patient Resources

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Personalized patient care is at the center of everything we do. And no one tells the story better than our patients themselves. Meet some of our patients and hear about their cancer journey.

Patient Stories

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Our clinical trials for gastrointestinal cancers offer patients access to cutting-edge therapies that may not be available anywhere else.

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