Barrett's Esophagus Patient Registry
Barrett Esophagus - Esophageal Adenocarcinoma - Gastroesophageal Reflux
Conditions: official terms
Adenocarcinoma - Barrett Esophagus - Esophageal Neoplasms - Gastroesophageal Reflux
Study Type
Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
The ultimate goal of the Barrett's Esophagus Patient Registry is to help develop more effective targeted screening strategies and treatment options for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). We plan to do by developing a registry that will serve as a platform. Examples of analyses could include identifying genetic determinants and biomarkers that predict BE, progression of BE to EAC, as well as the response to therapies.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Barrett's (BE): Patients who have Barrett's esophagus (all stages: Barrett's metaplasia, low-grade dysplasia, high-grade dysplasia) based upon standard endoscopic and histologic criteria.

- Adenocarcinoma (EAC): Patients who have esophageal adenocarcinoma.

- The control cohort will include patients ages 18 and older with no prior history of BE and EAC. These may include patients who are being seen or have been previously seen at MGH GI Associates for conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic esophagitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, esophageal motility disorders such as achalasia and nutcracker esophagus.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Inability or unwillingness to provide blood samples.

- History of known bleeding disorders.

- Currently awaiting organ transplantation.

- Having an acute or severe chronic illness such as congestive heart failure or any other condition that would prohibit performing the endoscopy.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Katherine Perzan, BA - 617-726-1431 -
Start Date
January 2011
Completion Date
December 2021
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page