Bile duct cancer care


At City of Hope, we understand that bile duct cancer is a complex disease that requires expert care.
For this reason, your multidisciplinary team works with you, and one another, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that’s personalized to your individual needs, preferences and goals. Treatments for bile duct cancer may involve surgery, radiation therapy and/or photodynamic therapy. At City of Hope, we combine these conventional treatments with supportive care services, including nutritional support and pain management, as part of our commitment to putting patients at the center of their care.

How are we different?

Bile duct cancer focus

Cancers of the bile duct and other malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract are such an important focus at City of Hope that each hospital has a GI Cancer Center, dedicated to diagnosing, treating and supporting the quality of life of patients with bile duct and other GI cancers. Our team of cancer experts work with you to deliver quality clinical care with a patient-centered approach. For example, because of the digestive tract’s role in processing food and waste, many patients with bile duct cancer have difficulty with digestive function. That’s why each center is staffed with oncology-trained dietitians who work with patients in developing a healthy, balanced and appetizing nutrition plan.

Comprehensive team approach

Your bile duct cancer care team works all under one roof. That means you have access to state-of-the-art cancer treatments and supportive care services, all in one location. Your treatment plan is coordinated by a care manager dedicated to orchestrating your schedule, communicating with the rest of your care team, getting your questions answered and helping you access your test results in a timely manner. Your care team may also include a medical, surgical and/or radiation oncologist, a gastroenterologist, oncology nurses and a variety of supportive care providers.

Learn more about our approach to cancer care 

Whole-person care

Our doctors work with supportive care providers to deliver evidence-informed services designed to address the symptoms of your disease and the side effects of treatment. That’s what supportive care is about: keeping you strong so you can better tolerate your treatments and maintain your quality of life. Our supportive care services include nutritional support to help you develop a diet plan to help stay nourished, while pain management physicians offer medication and non-medicinal approaches to help you keep your pain in check. And our spiritual support and behavioral health providers help support your mental and emotional health before, during and after your treatment.

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Jeffrey Metts - Chief of Medicine

“I felt such a strong connection to the patient-centric mission of City of Hope that I took a position as one of the founding members of the City of Hope Atlanta medical staff.”

Access to clinical trials

Clinical trials are critical tools researchers and doctors use to determine the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and therapies. At City of Hope, we’re committed to offering our patients innovative and new cancer treatments, including access to clinical trials when appropriate. These trials may provide therapies that are not yet widely available to qualified patients who have exhausted conventional treatment options or whose cancer is advanced or difficult to treat. Our cancer doctors and researchers will work with you to determine whether you qualify for a trial and, if so, help you enroll.

Learn more about clinical trials at City of Hope

I trusted my care team, and they promised to walk beside me through the journey, so I finally had hope."


Call us now to schedule your City of Hope consultation.

  • Meet with a team of bile duct cancer experts
  • Oncology Information Specialists ready 24/7 to answer your call
  • Appointments available in as little as 24 hours
  • Whole-person care, all under one roof