Radio-frequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus reduced the risk of esophageal cancer from almost 9% to 1.5% over three years for patients with low-grade dysplasia, according to a study from the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam. Most low-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus does not result in cancer, but Dr. Klaus Monkemuller, a gastroenterologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said this data changes the concept of "watch and wait" for this patient group.

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