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Watchful waiting no longer recommended for some high-risk Barrett’s esophagus patients

Bethesda, MD (March 1, 2011) -- Endoscopic removal of pre-cancerous cells in patients with confirmed, high-risk Barrett's esophagus is recommended rather than surveillance, according to a new "Medical Position Statement on the Management of Barret...

Detecting esophageal cancer with light

DURHAM, N.C. -- A tiny light source and sensors at the end of an endoscope may provide a more accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus. Developed by biomedical engineers at Duke University and successfully t...

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