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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

The GI system includes all the digestive organs.  These include esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, appendix, rectum, and anal canal.  Other organs that assist with digestion are also included in this category, such as liver, pancreas, and gall bladder.   The Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute offers services to assess your GI cancer risk, screening for certain GI cancers, and when diagnosed with a GI cancer navigate you through treatment and recovery.  Our team of highly trained and skilled medical professionals provides you the most comprehensive cancer treatments possible. 
When diagnosed with GI cancer, your information will be presented during our weekly multidisciplinary planning conference.  Our philosophy is that “two heads are better than one.”  It is important that physicians of different specialties discuss and analyze your case to develop the best possible treatment options for you.  Your pathology and imaging studies will be examined and discussed.   Having your treatment options developed by our expert team ensures your best outcome.  This comprehensive review is at no additional cost to you—this is the Gibbs difference that sets us apart from the rest.
Program Quality & Outcomes 

Meet our GI Cancer Team

· Gastroenterologists

Gordon France, MD
Andrew Taber, MD

· Surgeons

Thomas Ashley, MD
Derek Brenda, MD
Robert Cochran, MD, FACS, Program Chair
Hugh T. James, MD
Christophe Nguyen, MD, FACS
Richard B. Reinhardt, MD
Ajai Srinivasan, MD, FACS
Auburn Woods, III, MD, FACS
Claude D. Woollen, MD, FACS
Timothy Yeatman, MD, FACS

· Medical Oncologists

Charles Bowers, MD, Program Vice-Chair
Sharmila Mehta, MD

· Radiation Oncologists

Heather Allen, MD
Amarintha Curtis, MD
Drew Monitto, MD

· Pathologists

Gist Farr, MD
David Wren, MD, PhD

· Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologists

Brian Baghdady, MD
Kyran Dowling, MD
Arthur Freedman, MD
Richard Harp, MD

· Pain Management & Supportive Care Team

Brian Bell, MD


James  D. Dunn, MD


· Clinical Navigator

Noel Kinard, LMSW

· Clinical Research

Ashley Mace, RN

· Oncology Dietitian

Cathy Zwilling, MS, RD, CSO, LD

· Enterostomal Therapists
· Genetic Counseling

Melanie Moshier, MS, CGC

© 2012 Gibbs Cancer Center

Gibbs Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary cancer center located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is one of the original National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program and Community Clinical Oncology Program sites. Gibbs is nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility with affiliations with MD Anderson Physicians Network and the Medical University of South Carolina's Hollings Cancer Center.

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