UK scientists have discovered the genetic basis for why some people are more at risk of developing Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that increases the risk of oesophageal cancer.
In the largest study of its kind, Danish researchers have found that the rates of oesophageal cancer among people with Barrett’s oesophagus – a common condition that predisposes to the disease – could be up to four times lower than previous estimates.
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