Family history of BE, esophageal adenocarcinoma links to increased risk

Family history of BE, esophageal adenocarcinoma links to increased risk

A family history of Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal adenocarcinoma may serve as an early identifier of patients at a high risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma-related mortality.“Although the vast majority of BE and esophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) cases are sporadic and caused by somatic mutations, several reports of families with multiple affected relatives suggest that there may be an underlying genetic susceptibility,” Yonne Peters, Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote. “Precise and valid evidence-based risk estimates forRead More

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