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Esophagus

DCEG researchers conduct studies and participate in consortial activities on cancers of the esophagus, also known as esophageal cancer. Two types of esophageal cancer are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, and Barrett's esophagus is a precursor lesion of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Selected studies and consortia include:

Consortial Activities
  • Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON)

    An international consortium with epidemiologic studies of esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's esophagus. Analyses so far have included reproductive factors, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, excess risk models, anthropometry, and genome-wide analyses for susceptibility loci.

  • Asian Barrett’s Consortium (ABC)

    An international consortium created to discuss Barrett's esophagus and its potential emergence in countries in the Eastern world