Conquering Diseases

Study Of Liquid Biopsy Cancer Screening For Esophageal Cancer


Seeking men and women with cancer of the esophagus or gastric junction for a study of whether a blood sample analyzed to find evidence of a cancer tumor (liquid biopsy) might be a useful tool to predict how well the cancer has responded to treatment.


We are collecting blood samples from participants at four different time points (before treatment, before surgery, about two weeks after surgery and 3-4 months after surgery) for liquid biopsy analysis.

What we're hoping for

Evaluate the use of liquid biopsy, which is a cancer screening using blood samples to detect cancerous tumor cells, to predict how well esophageal or gastric junction cancer has responded to treatment.

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 Principal Investigator

Giles  Whalen, MD

UMass Memorial Health

 Study Contact

The Cancer  Research Office



UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655