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Format: 04/19/2014
Format: 04/19/2014


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:Procedure to Save the Esophagus Feeds Effort to Build Human Organs

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Blair Jobe, a West Penn Allegheny Health Systems surgeon, is scheduling the clinical trial to begin in September and involving as many as 40 patients who have Barrett's disease with dysplasia (abnormal cell growth) or early-stage esophageal cancer.

The trial will test whether regrowth of the esophagus lining produces better results than the current practice of removing the entire esophagus to treat esophageal cancer, then creating a makeshift esophagus with a portion of the stomach.

To read more, visit the Post-Gazette website.

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