UI Hospitals and Clinics

Colorectal Cancer Clinic

More than 95 percent of colorectal cancers begin as a polyp--a growth that begins in the lining of the colon or rectum and grows into the center of the colon or rectum. Removing a polyp early may keep it from becoming cancer. A colorectal cancer screening can detect cancer, polyps, nonpolypoid lesions, and other conditions even before symptoms become obvious.

Adrian Holm, DO shares why there's no better place for colorectal cancer treatment than University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand colorectal cancer and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as social workers and nurses. Treatment plans may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic counseling
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Targeted therapy
Single Incision Colon Surgery Thumbnail

Single Incision Colon Surgery: ‘Absolutely Amazing

Not long ago, laparoscopic surgery was heralded as a big improvement over traditional open surgery. Now there's an even simpler approach to laparoscopy.

Care Team


Medical Oncologist

Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant

Physician, Internal Medicine

Physician, Surgery

Surgical Oncologist