Sheffield Hospital Researching the Risk of Rare Child Cancer

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A team from Sheffield Children's Hospital is undertaking some pioneering research to explore if DNA testing can identify children at risk of developing a rare form of cancer.

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Children, as well as adults, can suffer from 'reflux' - a continuous backward flow of acid stomach contents that damages the tissue of the oesophagus giving symptoms of heartburn. Some of these patients can then develop a condition called Barrett's oesophagus which can also mean that they have an increased risk of getting cancer of the oesophagus.

The study, made possible by a

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