The UCSF-John Muir Health Jean and Ken Hofmann Cancer Center at the Behring Pavilion is now open.  LEARN MORE >

Innovative Care with a Human Touch

Esophageal cancer is less common when compared to the top 10 most common cancers, but the number of new cases are on the rise at an alarming rate. It has become the eleventh leading cause of cancer death in the United States. (Source: Identifying high risk patients, early diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner is key to changing this paradigm.

Our specialists have earned a reputation in the Bay Area in diagnosing and treating esophageal cancer using the most advanced techniques within a team approach to treat esophageal cancer.

For questions regarding our cancer program, please call (925) 947-3322.

Prevention and Risk Factors

Esophageal cancer may not always be preventable, but you may be able to lower your risks of developing cancer by understanding your modifiable lifestyle choices.


We want our patients to be confident they will receive an accurate and timely diagnosis using the most advanced technology. 


We use the most innovative and minimally invasive techniques available to treat esophageal cancer. 


Our commitment to your care doesn't end after your treatment. After discharge, your Nurse Navigator will continue to be available for any questions you may have, as well as to steer you towards resources tailored to your needs, including support groups, survivorship programs and spiritual support.