Esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence is still rising about 5% per year in both women and men in the Czech republic, along with use of PPIs.
Using a Bayesian approach, these authors combine results from multiple studies to risk stratify persons with Barrett's. They also identify potential changes in risk associated with preventive measures such as statin use and weight loss.
A SEER-based observational study lends yet more evidence that aspirin, PPIs, statins and possibly metformin may reduce risk of EAC in persons with or without diagnosed Barrett's esophagus.
British study lends strong support to use of genomic risk stratification (genomoe-wide copy number instability) to enable earlier intervention for high-risk Barrett's and at the same time reduce the intensity of monitoring and even reduce overtreatment in cases of stable disease.
This impressive randomized trial observed an approximately 10-fold increase in detection of Barrett's with use of the Cytosponge non-endoscopic test. Nine persons in the Cytosponge group were found to have treatable dysplasia or early stage cancer vs. none in the usual care group.
Barrett's in children does occur, but is rare. This cases series demonstrates a very strong preponderance in males. Among a very few children followed over time, several developed low grade dysplasia, but non were observed to progress to high grade dysplasia or cancer.