Familiality in Barrett's esophagus, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, and adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction.

@article{Chak2006FamilialityIB,
  title={Familiality in Barrett's esophagus, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, and adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction.},
  author={Amitabh Chak and Heather M Ochs-Balcom and Gary Falk and William M. Grady and Margaret F Kinnard and Joseph E. Willis and Robert Elston and Charis Eng},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={1668-73}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM The familial aggregation of Barrett's esophagus, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, and adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction, jointly termed familial Barrett's esophagus, may represent a complex genetic trait. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with these diseases who have familial Barrett's esophagus. METHODS Information on gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, known risk factors for Barrett's esophagus, and family history of Barrett's… CONTINUE READING
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