Dr. Chak on Challenges With Screening For Esophageal Cancer

Amitabh Chak, MD
Published: Thursday, Jan 21, 2016



Amitabh Chak, MD, professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, discusses challenges with screening patients for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

Barrett's esophagus, a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a diagnosis that is becoming more and more common, Chak explains. However, accurate methods to identify who is most likely to develop the condition are lacking. Additionally, the availability of screening tools is an unmet need.

These are areas being developed in the field, Chak adds.

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Amitabh Chak, MD, professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, discusses challenges with screening patients for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

Barrett's esophagus, a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a diagnosis that is becoming more and more common, Chak explains. However, accurate methods to identify who is most likely to develop the condition are lacking. Additionally, the availability of screening tools is an unmet need.

These are areas being developed in the field, Chak adds.

<<< View more from the 2016 GI Cancer Symposium


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