Gastric Cancer Center

Center for Global Excellence in Gastric Cancer Care

"Through cutting-edge scientific research and the most advanced individualized medical and surgical care, we are dedicated to the cure and care of our patients with gastric cancer." - Yanghee Woo, MD

Highlight Section

  • Worldwide, 989,000 patients are diagnosed with gastric cancer each year, with higher rates in East Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, and the Middle East
  • It is the 4th leading cancer in the world and the 2nd leading cancer killer

What's New

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Gastroenterology Update, Winter 2013

First Single-Site Robotic Gallbladder Surgery in
New York City

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with stomach (gastric) cancer?

You are not alone. The doctors at Columbia University Medical Center are ready to help you. Our expert team of surgeons, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare support staff is dedicated to providing you with the best individualized treatment for your disease. We will provide a comprehensive and most effective surgical and medical strategy tailored specifically for you.

Leading clinicians in the field will work closely with you to fight your gastric cancer.

GI Oncology

  • Diagnostic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoscopic biopsy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic mucosal dissection (ESD)
Healthpoints Spring 2012
See the Spring 2012 issue of Healthpoints
Gastric Cancer: New Center Takes Aim at Deadly Disease

Surgical Oncology

  • Wedge resection
  • Total gastrectomy
  • Subtotal gastrectomy
  • Limited lymph node dissection
  • Extended lymph node dissection
  • Open, laparoscopic, or robotic approach

Medical Oncology

  • Neoadjuvant chemotherpary
  • Perioperative chemotherapy
  • Intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Hormone receptor therapy
  • Clinical Trials
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