Blog / Barretts Oesophagus
RefluxUK radio hosted by Nick Boyle, founder and Medical Director of RefluxUK, brings you another educational and informative episode on a condition associated with Reflux Disease, Barrett`s Oesophagus. For this episode we are joined by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald and Dr Jason Dunn, both leading experts with a wealth of knowledge on Barrett’s.
The podcast looks at the history of Barrett’s, how prevalent it is within the population and if it is becoming more common. We explore its pathophysiology, how to diagnose the condition and how it is defined. As a leading researcher in the detection and treatment of oesophageal cancers Rebecca explains the relationship between Barrett`s and oesophageal cancer. Dr Jason Dunn a Consultant Gastroenterologist runs one of the largest Barrett`s endoscopy treatment centres and gives us an insight into the treatments of cancers and how these have changed over the recent years.
Finally, both experts tell us about what is over the horizon for detecting and treating those who have Barrett`s Oesophagus while Rebecca describes a new and exciting simple screening tool called Cytosponge™ that she has been instrumental in developing. It is a minimally invasive procedure, which can be used in GP surgeries to detect early signs of Barrett`s.
The views and information contained within this podcast do not constitute medical advice. Any opinions expressed are those of the relevant individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of RefluxUK and may be subject to change without notice.