Gastrointestinal Cancer Center

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
  • Medical Center Campus
  • East Pavilion, Level 5
  • 111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT, 05401
  • 877-540-HOPE (4673)
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
  • Directions

Gastrointestinal cancer is a family of cancers that affect part of the digestive system, which is made up of the stomach and intestines. Cancer starts in the tissues of the affected organ.  For example, pancreatic cancer forms in the tissues or cells of the pancreas, and colon cancer starts in the colon’s tissues.

Gastrointestinal Cancer: What You Need to Know 


Our multidisciplinary team provides a complete evaluation of each patient and develops a personalized treatment plan – in one day – that includes all appropriate resources. Your gastrointestinal cancer team may consist of: 

  • Surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Nurses
  • Research staff
  • Cancer patient support specialists

Our team approach means that you will have experts in every aspect of your care, working together, to ensure that you get the very best care.

Personalized Care 

Our nurse navigators are here to help coordinate your care and streamline your overall experience. Our skilled nurses will help you through the clinical aspects of your care, scheduling initial tests and consultations with the appropriate physicians, providing education regarding your diagnosis and treatment plan, and acting as a single point of contact for you and your family. Nicole helps with the logistics of your care, helping you find the resources you need, and providing support for transportation, financial and insurance issues.

Experienced, Trusted Expertise

Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Cancer Center provide specialty expertise in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer.  Our nationally recognized physicians are also researchers and teachers who are abreast of the latest developments in their fields. We are proud to offer clinical research protocols that may one day lead to future cures.

What is Gastrointestinal Cancer?

Gastrointestinal cancer could be any of the following:

  • Pancreatic cancer  
  • Colon cancer or rectal cancer
  • Liver cancer (hepatoma and colorectal liver metastases) 
  • Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hepatobiliary cancer (gall bladder and bile duct)
  • Neuroendocrine tumors 

Risk factors vary depending on your exact cancer diagnosis.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

The best tests to diagnose and treatments for your gastrointestinal cancer depend upon the type of cancer.  Fletcher Allen’s physicians are highly trained in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal cancer.  Our knowledgeable doctors use advanced medicine to treat gastrointestinal cancer on a regular basis .

Learn more about gastrointestinal cancer treatment.

Find a Fletcher Allen Health Care physician or call 1-877-540-HOPE (4673).