Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer happens when the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach develops cancer. It can cause severe throat pain, difficulty swallowing, and weight loss.

Programs + Services


Thoracic Cancer Program

Physicians at at the Thoracic Cancer Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston specialize in diagnosis and treatment plans for thoracic cancers, including lung cancer, mesotheliomas and more. Request an appointment today.
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Esophageal Cancer Clinic

The Esophageal Cancer Clinic at Tufts Medical Center provides coordinated treatment including minimally invasive throat cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to patients with esophageal cancer.
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Doctors + Care Team

Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Title(s): Interim Radiologist-in-Chief; Chief, Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology; Vice Chair, Radiology for Quality and Operations; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology, CardioVascular Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3004
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Peripheral vascular disease, biliary and urinary obstruction, thrombo-embolic disease, vascular disease, general radiology

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Jacob M. Elkon, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Hematologist/Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone:
Fax #:

Gastrointestinal cancers, including colon, rectal, esophageal, stomach, liver and pancreatic cancers

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Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Thoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General thoracic and foregut surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical robotics

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Greg L. Schumaker, MD

Greg L. Schumaker, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Lowell General Hospital ICU; Section Chief of Critical Care, Lowell General Hospital; Director, Rapid Response Team; Adult Sleep Medicine Attending; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, adult sleep medicine

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John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

Title(s): Radiation Oncologist; Clinic Director; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6161
Fax #: 617-636-4513

Oncologic consultation for general radiotherapy and Gamma Knife, pediatric radiation oncology

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Kari E. Roberts, MD

Kari E. Roberts, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Associate Chief Medical Officer, Graduate Medical Education; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

General pulmonology, pulmonary hypertension, critical care medicine

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Kathryn Huber, MD, PhD

Kathryn Huber, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Radiation Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiation Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6161
Fax #: 617-636-6131

Radiotherapy for cancers of the lung, gastrointestinal tract, breast and head and neck

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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical trials, tumor immunology

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Lori Pai, MD

Lori Pai, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Oncologist
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Thoracic oncology, melanoma

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Maher Tabba, MD

Maher Tabba, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): ICU Director, MelroseWakefield Hospital; Director, Interventional Pulmonary Service; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Interventional pulmonology, thoracic oncology, general pulmonology

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Mark J. Sterling, MD

Mark J. Sterling, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Advanced Endoscopist
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-9292

ERCP and EUS, pancreatico-biliary endoscopy including EUS guided biopsy, direct cholangioscopy and laser lithotripsy, deep small bowel enteroscopy including management of obscure GI bleeding, GI luminal stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection

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