UNC High Risk Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic

About Us

The UNC high-risk gastrointestinal cancer clinic provides collaborative care delivered by a cross-disciplinary team for patients and families who may be affected by a hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndrome.

High Risk

Team Members

  • Director: Robert Sandler, MD, MPH
  • Providers:
    • James Evans, MD - Genetics
    • Catherine Fine, MS – Genetic Counselor
    • Timothy Sadiq, MD – GI Surgery
    • Robert Sandler, MD, MPH - Gastroenterology
  • Staff
    • Diane Hunter

Available Services

We provide risk assessment, genetic counseling services, genetic testing, individualized screening and treatment protocols incorporating the latest evidence-based practices. We can provide patients concerned about a family history of cancer with the information they need to make informed choices, assess risks and plan their futures. Consider referring the following patients to our clinic:

  • more than 10 colon polyps in their lifetime
  • a personal or family history of cancer or polyps before the age of 50
  • more than one type of cancer diagnosis
  • a second diagnosis of the same cancer

How to refer a patient

Simply fax a completed consult request form (available here) to 984-974-3414. Upon receipt, all referrals are reviewed and triaged by a faculty gastroenterologist. When appropriate, patients may be re-routed to our general gastroenterology clinic or another of our GI specialty clinics.

How to contact us

Please call 919-843-0758. For urgent clinical matters during business hours, please page the GI ambulatory care fellow at 984-974-1000 (pager # 123-7044). After hours please page the GI fellow on call at 984-974-1000.