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Items Tagged ‘Barrett’s esophagus’

June 29, 2018

New molecular test employs sponge on a string to detect esophageal cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a new, minimally invasive method to detect and help prevent esophageal cancer in patients at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Their study documenting the discovery and validation of novel methylated markers along with results of a pilot study have been published and are available online in the […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prasad Iyer


February 8, 2018

Improving health globally by studying health locally

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic has been partnering with Olmsted Medical Center and several other regional health care providers for more than 50 years in an initiative called the Rochester Epidemiology Project. This collaboration stretches across 27 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, allowing researchers to study health and illnesses in the people living in the region or in […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, blood clots, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


March 17, 2015

Would You Get Screened for Cancer if You Could Do It At the Mall Instead of at the Hospital?

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. jonebbertmd

Chronic heartburn can cause esophageal cancer. But people who suffer from heartburn often don’t get screened for cancer, and the results can be deadly. Heartburn can lead to a condition called “Barrett’s esophagus.” Barrett’s esophagus is a strong, and only known, risk factor for cancer of the esophagus.   New research conducted in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus


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