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Clinical Study

EsoCheck to Identify People with Barretts Esophagus

Barretts Esophagus (BE) is when a person's tube connecting the throat to the stomach is damaged from stomach acid. BE causes cells to grow which can cause cancer in the esophagus. EsoCheck is a tool that collects cells. The cells are put into EsoGuard to see if a person has BE. Research is needed for us to better understand the effects of EsoGuard on identifying people with BE. The information helps us learn how to improve ways to know if people have BE.


For more information contact:

Brinnlie Harward

IRB#: IRB_00130827 | PI: John Fang | Department: INTERNAL MEDICINE | Approval Date: 2020-06-17 06:00:00
Specialties: Gastroenterology

Who can participate?

 Gender: All

 Age: Over 18 years old

 Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

 Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male ages 50 and older
  • Symptoms of stomach acid in the throat such as burning chest pain after eating, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting
  • Smoking cigarettes now or in the past, mother, father, sister, brother with BE or EAC (esophageal cancer), and/or Caucasian race
  • In-person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Take blood thinner drugs that cannot be stopped
  • Past esophageal varices, blood flow to the liver is blocked or esophageal stricture, food or liquid is hard to swallow and can stop moving from the throat to the stomach
  • Past esophageal or stomach surgery
  • Tumor in the back of the throat
  • Past heart attack or stroke within the last 6 months

Will I be paid for my time?


Last Updated: 8/23/22