The UAB Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Clinic has opened, providing a one-stop shop for cancer care.
Traditionally, patients with colorectal cancer would see multiple physicians and specialists over the course of several days.
"At the new clinic, patients will see multiple specialists in the same day and will leave their initial visit with an individualized treatment plan," said Greg Kennedy, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Rojymon Jacob, MD
"The format of the clinic will develop individualized care-plans for organ-preserving surgeries, high-precision radiation therapy and state-of-the-art systemic therapies," said Rojymon Jacob, MD, associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology .
This is a multidisciplinary effort between the divisions of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hematology and Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology. The clinic is seeing patients one day a week on Wednesdays at the Whitaker Clinic, a branch of the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital.