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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention


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

  • African Esophageal Cancer Consortium (AfrECC)

    The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium (AfrECC) facilitates collaborations to coordinate etiologic and molecular studies of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in East Africa.

  • Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium

    An international consortium with epidemiologic studies of Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Analyses so far have included alcohol consumption, anthropometry, cigarette smoking, excess risk models, gastroesophageal reflux disease, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, reproductive factors, and genome-wide studies to identify susceptibility loci associated with Barrett’s esophagus and/or adenocarcinomas of the esophagus.