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Gastrointestinal Cancers

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Gastrointestinal Cancers

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the types of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder & biliary tract, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus.

Our experts in gastrointestinal cancers provide the most advanced and effective treatment available, and are leading research in understanding cancers of the digestive system.

Our multidisciplinary team has created special colorectal and gastric cancer programs, bringing together clinical care, genetics and research.

Mount Sinai Hospital is an internationally recognized centre for the colorectal surgery. Our care team brings together expertise in clinical care, genetics and research. Our surgeons perform advanced laparoscopic and reconstructive procedures and are leaders in the management of both early and advanced colon and rectal cancer including recurrent rectal cancer, carcinomatosis and hereditary colorectal cancer. Our interdisciplinary team includes genetic counselling, nutritional counselling and support, enterostomal therapy, as well as radiation oncology (through Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) and medical oncology.

We are also home to the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program.

25+ Years

Mount Sinai Hospital has cared for patients with the most complex colorectal cancers.

The Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases

is a clinical research facility, internationally acclaimed as a leader in the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.


for colorectal cancer is highly effective at finding cancer early.

Cancer Types and Services

  Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer, is any cancer that affects the colon and the rectum.

  Gastric (stomach) Cancer

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, can develop in any part of the stomach. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and treated at Mount Sinai Hospital.

  Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program

The Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program is the only program of its kind in Ontario. Learn more about peritoneal cancers, how they are diagnosed and treated.

  Colorectal Diagnostic Assessment Program

For individuals undergoing diagnostics for a potential colon cancer diagnosis.

  Meet the Team

Our experts in treating gastrointestinal cancers provide the most advanced and effective treatment available.

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Toronto, ON M5T 3L9