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Bile - not acid - is bad guy in triggering precancerous condition associated with reflux disease
Date:4/24/2012

ndings were tested and confirmed in human samples of normal esophageal cells and in cells from patients with Barrett's esophagus.

The research is especially exciting for Peters, who regularly treats patients with Barrett's as well as patients who develop esophageal adenocarcinoma. Though uncommon, Peters says it's one of the fastest-rising cancers in the world, likely due to the increase in obesity, which triggers reflux disease and Barrett's. Unfortunately, it is an extremely aggressive cancer that is usually caught at a very late stage, so prevention strategies are greatly needed.


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Contact: Emily Boynton
emily_boynton@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-1757
University of Rochester Medical Center
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