While the incidence of most cancers is now steadying or declining, oesophageal adenocarcinoma continues an upward trend. With a poor survival rate of <20% at 5 years, there is an urgent need to improve the detection, treatment and prevention of this cancer. Risk factors for oesophageal adenocarcinoma include gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, overweight and obesity, and metaplastic change of the oesophageal epithelium (Barrett’s oesophagus). This seminar will our research into early detection blood test, the involvement of the oesophageal microbiota and lipid metabolism changes in oesophageal adenocarcinoma.

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About CCR Seminars

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research Seminars (CCR) are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm (except during school holidays) currently on Zoom. The series features topics in multiple fields of research, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.