Recent findings

Tobacco use and BE

Tobacco use and BE

In this cross-sectional study of patients seen at Mayo Clinic between 2002 and 2010, use of smokeless tobacco and cigars or pipes was found to be associated with risk of Barrett’s in persons with GERD. Confirmatory studies are needed.

Trends in Esophageal Cancer Incidence

Trends in Esophageal Cancer Incidence

Investigators from Queen Mary University of London examine past trends in esophageal cancer incidence and project a leveling off in rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma over the next two decades.

Family history

Family history

Investigators from Thomas Jefferson University estimate more than a five-fold increased risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma in persons with Barrett's who have a first-degree relative with Barrett's.