Progression of Barrett’s esophagus toward esophageal adenocarcinoma: an overview

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Progression of Barrett’s esophagus toward esophageal adenocarcinoma: an overview (EN)

Bisschops, Raf
Schoofs, Nele
Prenen, Hans; Digestive Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven and Department of Oncology, KU Leuven, Belgium

In Barrett’s esophagus, normal squamous epithelium is replaced by a metaplastic columnar epithelium as a consequence of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease. There is a strong association with esophageal adenocarcinoma. In view of the increasing incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in the western world, it is important that more attention be paid to the progression of Barrett’s esophagus toward esophageal adenocarcinoma. Recently, several molecular factors have been identified that contribute to the sequence towards adenocarcinoma. This might help identify patients at risk and detect new targets for the prevention and treatment of esophageal adenocarcinoma in the future.Keywords Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, biomarkersAnn Gastroenterol 2017; 30 (1): 1-6 (EN)

Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Gastroenterologiki Company (EN)

2016-12-29


Annals of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 30, No 1 (2017); 1 (EN)



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