Gene Analysis for the Understanding of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophagus Cancer


Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

This study is being done to advance the understanding of how esophagus cancer and Barrett's Esophagus develop as well as ways to treat these conditions.  This will be done by analyzing blood and tissue to identify genes that may be involved in the development of esophagus cancer and Barrett's Esophagus.

Who is eligible to participate?

Men or women over the age of 18 who have esophagus cancer or Barrett

Additional Requirements / Information

What is involved in this research study?

As a study participant you will be asked to:

  • Answer questions about heartburn, difficulty swallowing, chest pain, history of previous cancer, tobacco use, beverage consumption and quality of life.  These questionaires may be answered at home.  Pre-addressed and postage-paid envelopes are available.

  • Donate approximately three and a half tablespoons of blood for genetic testing.

  • Give permission to do research on a small amount of tissue removed during scheduled endoscopy or surgery.  To use and study your tissue or blood, we need your informed, written consent.

  • You will be asked to answer one or two questionnaires on an annual basis.

For more information about this study or other clinical trial options, please contact our Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office.
- Patients living within the United States, call 507-538-7623.
- Patients living outside the United States (International patient inquiries), call 507-284-8884, or e-mail

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