TGFβ and Smad Signaling Components in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
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Clinical Science R&D
February 2020 -
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Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a highly fatal cancer with 5-year survival under 20%. Alarmingly, the incidence of cancer of the esophagus has increased significantly over the past 30 years. EAC arises from a known precursor lesion, termed Barrett's esophagus (BE), that can be easily recognized at endoscopy. However, current clinical strategies of screening and surveillance are inadequate and EAC diagnosis often occurs at advanced and unresectable stages of the disease. Veterans are increased...