A group of doctors and scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, along with doctors from many other medical centers throughout the US, are working together to advance our understanding of Barrett's esophagus and esophagus cancer. The main aim of the present study is to collect blood for future testing. Once all the samples have been collected, tests to identify genes that may be involved in the development of Barrett's will be performed. A future goal is to learn if there is a genetic difference between those people who have Barrett's and develop cancer, and those who do not.
Last updated: 03/06/2013