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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study Identifies 4 Genetic Variants Linked to Esophageal Cancer and Barrett's Esophagus



10/14/2013 6:44:26 AM

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An international consortium co-led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus. The findings, by corresponding author Thomas L. Vaughan, M.D., M.P.H., a member of the Epidemiology Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch, are published online ahead of the December print issue of Nature Genetics.

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