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The link between chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer is well established. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is increased in patients with IBD involving at least one-third of the colon, and it is important to remember that it is the same for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Classically, the risk of CRC was estimated to […]

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Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma, is the focus of current efforts to combat the rapidly rising incidence of this deadly cancer. Barrett’s esophagus is thought to progress from nondysplastic Barrett’s esophagus through low-grade dysplasia and high-grade dysplasia before becoming adenocarcinoma. The risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma is assessed by sampling the affected mucosa through […]