Published in Cancer Weekly, February 21st, 2006
According to recent research published in the Journal of Surgical Oncology, "Barrett esophagus is an acquired metaplastic change that occurs in the distal esophagus secondary to chronic gastroesophageal reflux. This premalignant condition forms the most important risk factor for developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, which is an extremely aggressive tumor with a 5-year survival rate of less than 25%. Carcinomas that arise in the setting of Barrett esophagus are thought to develop as part of the metaplasia-dysplasia-carcinoma sequence."
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