Reflux-Induced Oxidative DNA Damage Repair Early in Barrett's Carcinogenesis
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Clinical Science R&D
July 2018 -
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Project Summary Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be complicated by Barrett’s esophagus, the condition in which a metaplastic, intestinal-type mucosa replaces esophageal squamous mucosa that has been damaged by GERD. Both GERD and Barrett’s esophagus are risk factors for esophageal adenocarcinoma, a deadly cancer whose incidence has been increasing rapidly for decades. Chronic GERD contributes to the malignant transformation of Barrett’s esophagus by causing inflammation, oxidative str...