Primary Outcome Measures:
Radiation: Proton therapy
The goal of radiation therapy is to deposit the majority of the radiation dose to the target while minimizing the dose to the surrounding normal tissues.
This protocol invites patients with cancer of the upper digestive tract who will receive simultaneous proton radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The purpose of this study is to use a newer form of radiation therapy called proton radiation and to determine if its use is safe and effective in people with this type of cancer. Doctors will assess the safety of this method of treatment, record the side effects participants experience while receiving the standard dose of proton radiation.