The Jerome F. Williams Gastric Cancer Program was created in 2015. The late Jerome Williams was a gastric cancer patient himself. During his journey with gastric cancer, he learned about the gaps in care relating to those diagnosed with gastric cancers. Mr. Williams, a patient of Dr. Richard Berri, voiced his needs often during his cancer care, and assisted his health care team to understand the great disparities to this patient population.
In honor of the memory, and in dedication to Mr. Williams, the Jerome Williams Gastric Cancer Program was founded by his wife Ann Marie. This program was created to fulfill his dream of ensuring that other gastric cancer patients did not endure the struggles of cancer care alone. The purpose of creating this program was to ensure that all patients diagnosed with gastric cancers have the opportunity to receive the care needed during cancer treatment.
Our gastric cancer program is led by a multidisciplinary team that focuses on the care of patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancers including those with esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, and liver/hepatobiliary cancers. Our multidisciplinary team is coordinated with the help of a dedicated gastrointestinal cancer nurse navigator.
The JFW Gastric Cancer Program treats patients using a Multidisciplinary, holistic, patient and family centered approach using leading edge knowledge and minimally invasive techniques.
Our program offers leading edge and minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of gastric cancers. Dr. Richard Berri, surgical oncologist, offers treatment for stage four gastric cancer that has spread to the peritoneal cavity. This leading edge procedure is called HIPEC, Hyperthermic Peritoneal Chemotherapy. Also, Dr. Mohammad Barawi, gastroenterologist, is specially trained in the minimally invasive techniques in the resection of gastrointestinal tumors.