Gastrointestinal Cancer Research

Gastrointestinal Cancer Research

Research into gastrointestinal cancer at Penn State Cancer Institute is conducted by our dedicated gastrointestinal cancer team. See current clinical trials and members of that team here.

Clinical Trials

Umbrella Long-term Follow-up Protocol
A Phase III Study of BBI-608 Plus Nab-Paclitaxel With Gemcitabine in Adult Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)
Patterns of Patient Care in Appalachia
Chemotherapy Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer - SEER-Medicare Population Analysis
Pathologic Study of Neuroendocrine Tumors in the Digestive System
Pathological Study of Pancreaticobiliary Tumors
Complications from Major Abdominal Cancer Surgery & Their Effect on Cancer-Specific Outcomes
Intervention to Motivate Standing & Walking in GI Cancer Surgical Patients
Pathologic Study of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Frailty Assessment vs. Short Physical Performance Battery in Post-Operative Major Abdominal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivor Needs Assessment
Multi-Institution Review of the Role of Cytoreductive Surgery +/- HIPEC (Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy)for the Treatment of Metastatic Gastric Adenocarcinoma
New Tumor Markers for Pancreatic Cancer in Blood
Immunohistochemical Study of Appendiceal Neoplasms
Risk Factors for CIPN Following an Oxaliplatin-Containing Chemotherapy Regimen in Colorectal Cancer Patients
The Project: Every Child Protocol: A Registry, Eligibility Screening, Biology and Outcome Study

Disease Team Members

First Name Last Name Title Role
Amanda Cooper, MD Amanda Cooper MD View Profile
Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS Niraj J. Gusani MD, FACS View Profile
Walter Koltun, MD Walter Koltun MD View Profile
Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Heath Mackley MD, FACRO View Profile
Abraham Mathew, MD Abraham Mathew MD View Profile
Thomas McGarrity, MD Thomas McGarrity MD View Profile
Kevin McKenna, MD Kevin McKenna MD View Profile
Ali Mohamed, MD Ali Mohamed MD View Profile
Matthew Moyer, MS, MD Matthew Moyer MS, MD View Profile
Frances Puleo, MD Frances Puleo MD View Profile
Nabeel Sarwani, MD Nabeel Sarwani MD View Profile
Ian Schreibman, MD, FACG, FAGA Ian Schreibman MD, FACG, FAGA View Profile
Leila Tchelebi, MD Leila Tchelebi MD View Profile
Leonard Tuanquin, MD Leonard Tuanquin MD View Profile
Nelson Shu-Sang Yee, MD, PhD, RPh Nelson Shu-Sang Yee MD, PhD, RPh View Profile
Research into gastrointestinal cancer at Penn State Cancer Institute is conducted by our dedicated gastrointestinal cancer team. See current clinical trials and members of that team here.
Umbrella Long-term Follow-up Protocol
A Phase III Study of BBI-608 Plus Nab-Paclitaxel With Gemcitabine in Adult Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)
Patterns of Patient Care in Appalachia
Chemotherapy Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer - SEER-Medicare Population Analysis
Pathologic Study of Neuroendocrine Tumors in the Digestive System
Pathological Study of Pancreaticobiliary Tumors
Complications from Major Abdominal Cancer Surgery & Their Effect on Cancer-Specific Outcomes
Intervention to Motivate Standing & Walking in GI Cancer Surgical Patients
Pathologic Study of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Frailty Assessment vs. Short Physical Performance Battery in Post-Operative Major Abdominal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivor Needs Assessment
Multi-Institution Review of the Role of Cytoreductive Surgery +/- HIPEC (Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy)for the Treatment of Metastatic Gastric Adenocarcinoma
New Tumor Markers for Pancreatic Cancer in Blood
Immunohistochemical Study of Appendiceal Neoplasms
Risk Factors for CIPN Following an Oxaliplatin-Containing Chemotherapy Regimen in Colorectal Cancer Patients
The Project: Every Child Protocol: A Registry, Eligibility Screening, Biology and Outcome Study
First Name Last Name Title Role
Amanda Cooper, MD Amanda Cooper MD View Profile
Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS Niraj J. Gusani MD, FACS View Profile
Walter Koltun, MD Walter Koltun MD View Profile
Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Heath Mackley MD, FACRO View Profile
Abraham Mathew, MD Abraham Mathew MD View Profile
Thomas McGarrity, MD Thomas McGarrity MD View Profile
Kevin McKenna, MD Kevin McKenna MD View Profile
Ali Mohamed, MD Ali Mohamed MD View Profile
Matthew Moyer, MS, MD Matthew Moyer MS, MD View Profile
Frances Puleo, MD Frances Puleo MD View Profile
Nabeel Sarwani, MD Nabeel Sarwani MD View Profile
Ian Schreibman, MD, FACG, FAGA Ian Schreibman MD, FACG, FAGA View Profile
Leila Tchelebi, MD Leila Tchelebi MD View Profile
Leonard Tuanquin, MD Leonard Tuanquin MD View Profile
Nelson Shu-Sang Yee, MD, PhD, RPh Nelson Shu-Sang Yee MD, PhD, RPh View Profile

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