NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international consortium of researchers co-led by teams at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland, Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and a precursor condition called Barrett's esophagus.

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