Explore the Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers

The Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England for the treatment and care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Each year, the Gosnell Center treats more than 14,000 patients for cancers involving the:

As well as: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

Multidisciplinary Patient Care

New patients are generally seen within one week and sooner if necessary. Each patient has a personal care team of experienced gastrointestinal (GI) cancer specialists – gastroenterologists, endoscopists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, pathologists, GI oncology surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners and oncology nurses – all of whom exclusively treat patients with GI cancers.

We work collaboratively with surgeons in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Gastroesophageal Surgery Program, who specialize in complex surgical techniques to treat patients with gastric and esophageal cancers.

Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures that patients benefit from a coordinated treatment plan developed by clinicians with highly specialized expertise in all aspects of GI oncology care. We work together with the patient and the referring physician throughout the course of treatment to ensure the best possible outcomes. We also offer a wide range of free educational programs and support services designed to address the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of our patients and their families.

Patient Education & Resources

Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Clinic

Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Clinic

We help identify families that may have a hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndrome.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Search the Cancer Center's open clinical trials.

Supportive Care

Supportive Care

We offer a variety of education and support resources to help you and your family.



A simple way to connect with the various resources available to you at the Cancer Center.


Dr. Ted Hong, Director of Gastrointestinal Service and Associate Clinical Director in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology at the Mass General Cancer Center learned early on in his career to never say never. Follow Dr. Hong to learn how patients benefit from a patient-centric, team approach to care. Learn more about Dr. Hong’s passion for teamwork and about his relentless pursuit to provide the best patient care possible.

Now Online: Mass General Cancer Center Genetic Series

The Mass General Cancer Center Genetic Series will be presented by Genetic Counselors from the Center for Cancer Risk Assessment.

View event flyer for more information (pdf).

Hereditary Colon Cancer
Friday, July 24, 2020 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Ovarian Cancer and Your Family: What You Need to Know
Monday, August 3, 2020 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Cancer Genetics 101: Past to Present
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 |12:00PM - 1:00PM

Your Family Health Portrait: How and Why to Learn About Your Family History of Cancer and Other Health Conditions
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Breast Cancer Genes
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM