Mayo Clinic researchers are working to improve diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus. Specific efforts involve novel imaging techniques to detect early cancer changes in Barrett's esophagus, advanced endoscopy to treat Barrett's esophagus and early cancers, medications that can decrease cancer risk, and genetic factors that may be related to Barrett's esophagus.

The Mayo Clinic Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett's Esophagus Registry compiles information from people receiving care at Mayo. Researchers hope this information can help them gain a greater understanding of the genetic basis of Barrett's esophagus and develop a genetic blood test that can easily screen for the disease.

Read more about research in the Barrett's Esophagus Laboratory and Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer Laboratory.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on Barrett's esophagus on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research profiles

Aug. 07, 2014