Research & Clinical Trials

The physicians, surgeons and scientists in the Digestive Healthcare Center at Massachusetts General Hospital are recognized worldwide as leaders in research and clinical investigations in digestive diseases and gastrointestinal disorders.

The Role of Research at the Digestive Healthcare Center

The clinical investigators and physician-scientists in the Digestive Healthcare Center are contributing to advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas.

The faculty are established researchers, often with independent research programs supported by external funding from the government and private foundations. Many of our faculty also teach at Harvard Medical School, training the next generation of medical researchers in areas relevant to the study of the digestive tract and related organs.

Important research topics that are actively investigated by our research faculty include:

  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Colon cancer
  • Development of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Viral replication and injury
  • Origins of GI tumors
  • Epidemiology of digestive diseases

Clinical research in these areas and others helps foster new discoveries in the novel therapies of digestive and gastrointestinal cancers and diseases.

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