Barrett’s esophagus intervention boosts disease-specific survival

Barrett’s esophagus intervention effectively improved overall disease-specific survival, according to a presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting.“BE is a condition in which the squamous lining of the esophagus is replaced by intestinal type columnar epithelium and is the only recognized precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma,” Yuri Hanada, MD, division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, said. “Because the prognosis for esophageal cancer is quite poor, there is considerable interest in optimizingRead More

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