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Boston Globe: Study by West Penn Allegheny Surgeon Suggests Targeted Therapy May Prevent Esophageal Cancer in High Risk Population

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

For the millions of people throughout the world who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a new study published in the Annals of Surgery suggests that a targeted drug therapy may one day be the key to reducing their risk for esophageal cancer.

Led by Blair Jobe, MD, one of the nation's foremost esophageal disease experts and Director of the Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS), the groundbreaking pre-clinical study is the first to demonstrate the potential of a targeted drug therapy for preventing esophageal cancer in a high risk population.

To read more, visit the Boston Globe website.

 

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