Esophageal Cancer: Approach and Expertise
North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute takes an advanced approach to treating esophageal cancer at our Gastrointestinal Oncology Center. Utilizing the latest technology and research-backed therapies, our multidisciplinary team of specialists draws upon decades of experience in diagnosing and treating complex gastrointestinal cancers.
Multidisciplinary Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Within the first several days of your visit, our multidisciplinary team will conduct comprehensive testing, the results of which are used to develop your personalized esophageal cancer treatment program.
To provide expert diagnosis and esophageal cancer treatment, we rely on leading specialists from fields including:
- Thoracic surgery
- Medical oncology
- Radiation medicine
- Oncology nursing
- Oncology social work
- Cancer genetic counseling
Each esophageal cancer diagnosis is unique, so our team meets regularly to discuss your treatment:
- Weekly multidisciplinary conferences where esophageal cancer physicians share ideas and best practices for delivering the most advanced collaborative patient care
- Our specialists review each treatment phase to constantly improve care and ensure treatment milestones are reached
From diagnosis through treatment, you're in the capable hands of experts every step of the way.
A Full Range of Esophageal Cancer Treatment Options
One of the most progressive cancer centers for esophageal cancer, our treatments and services include:
- Leading-edge diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including endoscopic ultrasound
- Highly precise radiation therapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and brachytherapy
- Novel cutting-edge approaches to chemotherapy
- Supportive therapies to boost your immune system, reduce pain and improve your quality of life
You're Part of the Team
At North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, we treat the entire person, not just the cancer. And because each diagnosis is unique, we customize a treatment plan to fit your specific needs. We'll have questions. You'll have questions. Together, we'll have a dialog that continues throughout your care so you have an active role in deciding next steps, making choices, and selecting the best treatment options available.
Esophageal Cancer Clinical Trials and Research
With over 29 years of experience in cancer clinical trials, our physician investigators are conducting research to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat early and late stage cancers. We offer the newest and most promising treatments, including those only available through clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as well as industry sponsored studies. The results of this research not only impact survival, but also help enhance quality of life. Our robust research and clinical trial programs provide patients access to the very latest cancer treatment options and advancements.
Extensive Resources Only a Health System Can Provide
At the Gastrointestinal Oncology Center's Esophageal Cancer Program at North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, you’re surrounded by the strength of one of the region’s largest health systems and all the resources needed to treat the whole person — not just your cancer. We are fully prepared to confront any event, cancer-triggered or otherwise — clinically, emotionally, socially and psychologically — during your care.