Gastrointestinal Tumor Service


The Gastrointestinal Tumor Service (GITS) provides easy access to a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. This includes those of the colon, stomach, small intestines, rectumliverpancreasbile ductsesophagusanus and retroperitoneum.

Benefits of GITS

One phone call to the GITS team can put you in touch with our team of board certified physicians led by Dr. James McLoughlin, a surgical oncologist. Our team of specialists have an interest and expertise in the evaluation, management and treatment of all GI cancers. Patient cases are reviewed at a weekly multidisciplinary tumor conference attended by surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors and clinical nurses in order to determine the best treatment plan for the individual. This individualized treatment plan is designed to maximize outcomes and quality of life.

Your Care Team

The GITS at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute offers comprehensive education, prevention, risk reduction, diagnostic and treatment options that include:

For more information, call 865-305-4487 (GITS).

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