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 Tuesdays from 12pm - 1pm (except during school holidays) in the CCR Auditorium, Herston. The series features topics in the following fields of research, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers:

  • Cancer
  • Brain and Mental health
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Mothers, Babies and Lifelong Health
  • Critical Care
  • Integrated Drug Development

Download the 2017 October - December CCR Seminar Program