Colorectal Cancer Treatment Options

At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, your colorectal cancer team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, genetic counselors, pathologists and interventional radiologists as well as nurses and social workers who specialize in working with cancer patients. Our team meets weekly to discuss all our colorectal cancer patients and create individualized treatment plans for each patient.

We offer a variety of treatment options for colorectal cancer. These include:

  • Preventative screening
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Genetic risk assessment

Our colorectal cancer doctors are fellowship trained and have extensive knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment and cure of colorectal cancer.

Medical Therapy

Our medical oncologists are board certified and work with your entire treatment team to provide medication and clinical trials as one of your treatment options.

Our team includes community medical oncologists who have a special interest in colorectal cancer. These doctors have clinics throughout the Portland Metro area, giving patients the option to stay within their community for treatment.

Surgical Services 

Surgery remains the cornerstone of treatment to cure colorectal cancer.

Among the best doctors in this field, our surgeons work together with of the rest of the colorectal cancer team to develop the appropriate treatment for you.  At OHSU, you will receive individualized treatment and care. 

Radiation Therapy

The radiation oncologists on our colorectal cancer team are fellowship trained colorectal cancer specialists. They work with the rest of the colorectal cancer team to determine the best treatment for you.