NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has received a $7.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead a genomics study aimed at finding risk genes for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, a fatal cancer that has increased in incidences 500 percent in the past 30 years.

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