Esophageal cancer care


We treat each patient with esophageal cancer holistically. That’s because, at City of Hope, we know that every cancer is as unique as the person who has it.
Our multidisciplinary team of cancer experts is trained in diagnosing and treating every type and stage of the disease. They’ll work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals. Your treatment may include conventional therapies like surgery and radiation therapy—either alone or in combination—along with supportive care therapies designed to reduce disease- and treatment-related side effects.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is now City of Hope®, joining forces to expand patient access to personalized, comprehensive cancer care.

How are we different?

Esophageal cancer focus

At the GI Cancer Centers at each of our hospitals, our singular focus is on diagnosing and treating cancers of the digestive tract. Our collaborative care team works with you to deliver quality clinical care with a patient-centered approach. Our gastroenterologists and oncologists understand the complexities of esophageal cancer and the array of treatment options available to you, including an endoscopic mucosal resection and other gastrointestinal procedures.

Comprehensive team approach

Your esophageal cancer care team works all under one roof. That means you have access to state-of-the-art cancer treatments and supportive care therapies all in one location. Your team is led by a gastroenterologist, and 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 oncologist, a surgical and/or radiation oncologist, an interventional radiologist, oncology nurses and a variety of supportive care clinicians.

Learn more about our approach to cancer care 

Whole-person care

Our doctors work with supportive care providers to deliver evidence-informed therapies designed to address the symptoms of your disease and the side effects of treatment. That’s what supportive care is all 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 develop a diet plan to help you 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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Toufic Kachaamy - Medical Director of Interventional Gastroenterology (GI),  Endoscopy and Innovation, Gastroenterologist & Advanced Endoscopist

"We put the patient at the center of everything we do. It’s our constant focus. And it motivates us to not only fight the cancer, but also maintain the patient’s quality of life."

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

The people at City of Hope were so warm, and made us feel so safe and at peace, it truly became our home."

Charles Metzler

Call us now to schedule your City of Hope consultation.

  • Meet with a team of esophageal 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