By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has reeled in a $5.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the genetics involved in two types of esophageal cancer.

The five-year grant will fund the Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet), which involves several institutes collaborating to understand the basis of this disorder and how it becomes esophageal carcinoma.

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