Carolinas HealthCare System

The Levine Cancer Institute is a leading authority in treating the more common types of digestive cancers, such as colon cancer, pancreas cancer, stomach and esophagus cancers, but also rarer forms, such as cancers of the liver, appendix and the small intestine. Our expert team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists works together to ensure each patient is presented with an individualized cancer care plan, for the best outcome possible.

Your treatment options depend on the type of cancer you have. Options may include surgery, chemotherapy, targeted drug therapies, radiation – including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), the most advanced radiation available in the region – or a combination of various therapies.

If you are a candidate for surgery, our world-renowned surgeons use their extensive knowledge and experience to perform minimally invasive surgical techniques such as:

  • esophagectomy
  • gastrectomy
  • pancreatectomy
  • hepatic resection
  • colorectal resection

Your surgeon may perform more extensive procedures to ensure removal of a particularly challenging or large tumor.

Clinical Trials

In some cases, you may have the option of participating in a clinical trial that seeks to further improve the results of treatment. For example, Levine Cancer Institute may be testing whether the addition of chemotherapy or radiotherapy will further improve the cure rate from surgery.

Sometimes conventional cancer treatments aren't enough, but we know there is always hope. That's why we offer the latest clinical trials of novel therapies, or even first-in-man phase I trials, bringing to you groundbreaking treatment options not available elsewhere in the area. In some cases, trials are only available at the Levine Cancer Institute.