Digestive Disease Week 2011: highlights of clinical and preclinical research on Barrett's esophagus and associated esophageal adenocarcinoma

Authors


Ms. Anouk van de Winkel, PhD, 's Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Email: a.vandewinkel@erasmusmc.nl

SUMMARY

Clinicians and basic researchers worldwide convened at the annual Digestive Disease Week where the latest research in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology is presented. In this report, the highlights of the convention on the field of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and associated esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) are summarized. New clinical and preclinical developments in etiology, diagnosis, surveillance, and prevention and therapy of BE and EAC in respect to current knowledge are reflected. We also discuss the relevance and impact of these findings on the future of BE and EAC research.

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