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Esophageal Cancer Overview

  • At the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, our team specializes in treating adults with esophageal cancer. Our center includes world leaders in the field who are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care, compassion, and experience. Our team makes optimum use of state-of-the-art facilities, research, advanced treatment options, and the full range of support services from a top-ranked cancer hospital and research center.

    Exceptional Care for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

    You Have...

    • A highly specialized treatment center, where we focus on the distinct needs of adults with esophageal cancer. This enables us to provide a very personalized approach to your care.
    • A team of esophageal cancer experts who are setting new diagnostic standards and treatment guidelines for physicians around the world.
    • A treatment plan developed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons. This team works closely together from your initial diagnosis and throughout your entire treatment to ensure that every approach is considered.
    • Experienced thoracic surgeons who specialize in esophageal cancer and who perform minimally invasive surgery. Experience builds expertise, and studies show that surgical volume directly relates to patient outcomes.
    • A dedicated Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where we care for patients with esophageal cancer who need extra support and can benefit from our experience treating this disease.
    • Physician-scientists who are not only part of your care team, but who are also working in the lab to develop the best treatments.
    • Access to the most advanced treatments for esophageal cancer, including clinical trials that may not be available elsewhere. Many of our patients choose to participate in a clinical trial.

    We Treat You, Not Just Your Cancer

    We understand that coping with esophageal cancer is challenging, both physically and emotionally. Our patients and their families have access to a range of support services, including:

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