Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus (BE) is a condition in which the normal lining of the lower part of the esophagus is replaced over time by another type of lining, normally present in the stomach.
What is Barrett's Esophagus?

Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the flat, squamous cells lining the esophagus (food pipe) are replaced by columnar shaped cells resembling those present in the lining of the intestines. This change in the cellular lining is called metaplasia and is not usually associated with any signs or symptoms.

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Baylor Scott & White Research Institute receives NIH award for esophageal cancer study

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute receives NIH award for esophageal cancer study

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

Updated ASGE guideline on screening and surveillance of Barrett's esophagus released

Updated ASGE guideline on screening and surveillance of Barrett's esophagus released

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

Newly discovered drug targets could pave way for esophageal cancer therapeutics

Newly discovered drug targets could pave way for esophageal cancer therapeutics

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients

American Gastroenterological Association announces 2019 recipients of annual recognition awards

American Gastroenterological Association announces 2019 recipients of annual recognition awards

New esophageal cancer test uses genetic biomarkers to detect changes in esophagal cells

New esophageal cancer test uses genetic biomarkers to detect changes in esophagal cells

Researchers launch clinical trial to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers launch clinical trial to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin

Centrosome amplification may contribute to initiation of cancers, research suggests

Centrosome amplification may contribute to initiation of cancers, research suggests

New guideline on use of endoscopic eradication therapy in Barrett's esophagus

New guideline on use of endoscopic eradication therapy in Barrett's esophagus

Researchers explore how evolutionary processes guide pathways of cells

Researchers explore how evolutionary processes guide pathways of cells

CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer

CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer

Study finds no link between PPI use and bone fractures in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Study finds no link between PPI use and bone fractures in patients with Barrett's esophagus

New studies provide insight into treatments for Barrett's esophagus

New studies provide insight into treatments for Barrett's esophagus

Case Western Reserve University awarded $6 million grant to continue research on Barrett's Esophagus

Case Western Reserve University awarded $6 million grant to continue research on Barrett's Esophagus

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

Study compares postoperative outcomes, costs of laparoscopic and open antireflux surgery for GERD

Study compares postoperative outcomes, costs of laparoscopic and open antireflux surgery for GERD

Gene fusions in esophageal adenocarcinomas offer new molecular insights into lethal cancer

Gene fusions in esophageal adenocarcinomas offer new molecular insights into lethal cancer