Colon and Rectal Cancer Program
The Colon and Rectal Cancer Program at the Cancer Center offers you diagnosis and leading-edge treatment options with a multidisciplinary approach that includes medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers.
Colon and rectal cancers can affect your:
- Colon, or large intestine
- Rectum, which sits at the end of your large intestine
- Anus, the canal that sits below your rectum
- Small intestine (which may be associated with Crohn's disease)
A Leader in the Field
The Colon and Rectal Cancer Program is nationally recognized for expertise in laparoscopic colectomy, a less invasive approach to removing part of the large intestine to treat colon cancer and other digestive disorders. Our team of doctors contributes to the future of colorectal care through innovative treatment, research, clinical trials, publications and society leadership positions, as well as training Harvard Medical School students and providing graduate medical education.
The Cancer Center at BIDMC participates in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, and is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) — Harvard's National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. We collaborate extensively on clinical trials with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.