Upper gastrointestinal cancer information for health professionals

Like all our tumour streams, the Upper Gastrointestinal Service is a collaboration with the VCCC (Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre) Parkville clinical partners, providing coordinated and comprehensive cancer care

The Upper gastrointestinal cancer service includes diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, and community outreach for patients. To achieve this, the collective resources and expertise of each of the VCCC Parkville clinical partner organisations come together in a multidisciplinary environment to coordinate seamless patient-centred care, education, and research activities. 

This Upper Gastrointestinal Service includes clinical and multidisciplinary teams formed across our clinical partners, with staff from multiple disciplines working together to deliver individualised care. 

Activities across the Upper Gastrointestinal Service include: 

  • A coordinated referral and appointment process, with oversight of the whole cancer journey for patients 
  • Early detection, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and supportive care 
  • Multidisciplinary team meetings 
  • Multidisciplinary clinics 
  • The whole range of cancer treatments including surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, endoscopy and interventional radiology 
  • Access to clinical trials 
  • A quality and audit program 
  • A research and education program 
  • Leadership and support for cancer care delivered throughout Victoria

Upper gastrointestinal cancer referrals 

You can make all upper gastrointestinal cancer referrals via direct referral to the outpatients department or via the tumour stream Nurse Consultants who can be contacted as follows: 

  • Phone: (03) 8559 7585  
  • Fax: (03) 8559 7709 

Visit the referrals page for further information. 

Conditions managed by the Upper Gastrointestinal Tumour Stream include: 

  • Malignant and potentially malignant tumours of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including oesophageal cancer, gastric cancer, and gastrointestinal stromal tumours 
  • Malignant and potential malignant tumours of the pancreas, including pancreatic cancer, IPMN, mucinous cystic neoplasms, and solid pseudopapillary neoplasms 
  • Tumours arising from the liver or biliary tree, including hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and gallbladder cancer 
  • Metastatic tumours to the liver 
  • Neuroendocrine tumours involving the upper abdominal organs 


Neuroendocrine clinic (Monday AM) 

  • Neuroendocrine Medical Oncology 
  • Neuroendocrine Surgery 
  • Neuroendocrine - Nuclear medicine 
  • Neuroendocrine - Endocrinology 
  • Neuroendocrine - Cardiology 

Pancreatic (Monday AM) 

  • HPB and Upper GI Surgery 
  • Upper GI Medical Oncology 

Upper gastrointestinal (Wednesday PM) 

  • Upper GI Medical Oncology 
  • Upper GI Radiation Oncology 
  • HPB and Upper GI Surgery 

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