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Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with [...]

  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors with expertise in cancer (oncologists) have routinely treated cancer using chemotherapy since the 1960s.
  • Comprehensive options. Doctors at Mayo Clinic use a wide variety of individualized chemotherapy programs to treat many forms of cancer.
  • Experience. Hundreds of patients receive chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic each day, and, annually, more than 1,000 patients receive chemotherapy as part of clinical trials.
  • Novel treatments. Ongoing research at Mayo Clinic means you may have access to new chemotherapy regimens that are not available elsewhere.
  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic's multispecialty practice makes it easy for Mayo doctors to consult with specialists in other areas. This allows Mayo Clinic to provide comprehensive treatment for people who have cancer as well as other medical conditions that require special management during cancer treatment.
  • Excellence. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center was the first multicenter clinic in the United States to be designated a comprehensive cancer center, the highest ranking given by the National Cancer Institute.
May. 05, 2011