We’re committed to our mission of finding new treatments that may help improve the lives of people with cancer. Our clinical trials for esophageal cancer study investigational medications alone, or in combination with other study medications, or standard of care therapy. We perform these trials to see if they can help prevent, find, or treat cancer.

Esophagus cancer is sometimes called esophageal carcinoma. It begins growth in the mucosa layer of the esophagus. When it spreads, it passes through the submucosa and muscle layer.

Esophagogastric junction carcinoma is a cancer that starts where the esophagus connects to the stomach.

The most common types of esophageal cancer are adenocarcinoma and squamous cell.

There is a lot to consider when deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial. Any clinical trial includes risks, which the study doctor will review with you. Make sure you understand the risks before participating.

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