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.
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Who can participate?
Age: Over 18 years old
Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions
Location: In Person
- 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
- 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?