A colon cancer diagnosis was no match for airline pilot and member of the Air National Guard, Rick Mastalerz. Read about Rick and his wife Sally’s cancer experience at the Mass General Cancer Center.
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Boston, MA 02114
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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:
- Colon and rectum (see also our Center for Young Adult Colorectal Cancer)
- Liver and bile duct
- Small intestine
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 Colorectal Surgery Program, Esophageal Surgery Program, Liver Surgery Program, and Pancreas & Biliary Surgery Program, who specialize in complex surgical techniques to treat patients with GI 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.
Center for Young Adult Colorectal Cancer
The Center for Young Adult Colorectal Cancer was created to address the vast unmet needs of colorectal cancer patients under the age of 50 and to provide specialized and personalized care for these patients. Learn more.
Meet the Team
The Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers offers each patient a personal care team of experienced gastrointestinal cancer specialists with the intent of offering a multidisciplinary care experience coordinated at the first visit.
We help identify families that may have a hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndrome.
Provides expert and lifelong care for individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome.
Learn about this innovative surgical procedure that treats liver cancer.
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