Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists participate in an extensive research program related to esophageal cancer. Focuses of esophageal cancer research include:

  • Improving current diagnostic and treatment options
  • Testing new ways to use drugs known to be effective against esophageal cancer and investigating the best combinations of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Improving surgical techniques in esophagectomy

Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on esophageal cancer on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

May 15, 2014