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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New approach can help identify patients at risk for esophageal cancer

New approach can help identify patients at risk for esophageal cancer

New technique may result in earlier and easier identification of patients with Barrett's esophagus

New technique may result in earlier and easier identification of patients with Barrett's esophagus

Study shows how tissue damage promotes the earliest stages of pancreatic cancer

Study shows how tissue damage promotes the earliest stages of pancreatic cancer

People with problems in the upper GI tract may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

People with problems in the upper GI tract may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

Study shows rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in younger adults

Study shows rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in younger adults

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