The Disease Pathway Management (DPM) program at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is pleased to announce that the new Esophageal Cancer Pathway Maps are now published on CCO’s website.

Who should use the pathways maps?

The pathway maps are designed to be used by clinicians, health administrators and multidisciplinary teams including:

  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Nurses

How can clinicians, health administrators and multidisciplinary teams use pathway maps?

Clinicians, health administrators and multidisciplinary teams can use the pathway maps to:

  • Provide support for clinical decision making in alignment with evidence based best practice
  • Create awareness of appropriate next steps and referral patterns to facilitate coordination and integration of care
  • Act as a framework to identify and reduce variation in practice patterns
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in health care system performance in your hospital or region (e.g. access to and coordination of care, variation in practice and outcomes)
  • Support health system and services planning and to inform cancer program development in your hospital or region

For questions about the Disease Pathway Maps:


Esophageal Cancer Pathway Map

This pathway map provides an overview of best practices for the management of patients in Ontario during specific phases of the esophageal cancer continuum. Pathway maps are developed based on evidence from clinical practice guidelines. In the absence of scientific evidence, the consensus of multidisciplinary experts in Ontario is used. To view a list of experts involved in the development of this pathway map, download Esophageal Cancer Pathway Acknowledgements.

Esophageal Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Pathway Map

Esophageal Cancer Diagnosis Pathway Map

Esophageal Cancer Treatment Pathway Map