Clinical & Pathological Studies of Upper Gastrointestinal Carcinoma
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Our research of the biology of upper gastrointestinal cancers involves the study of tissue samples and cells from biopsies of persons with gastric or esophageal cancer or blood samples from upper gastrointestinal cancer patients and persons at high inherited risk for these cancers. We hope to learn the role genes and proteins play in the development of gastric and esophageal cancer.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults with gastric or esophageal cancer
Inclusion Criteria:1. Over 18 2. Diagnosed with gastric or esophageal cancer OR at an increased hereditary risk for upper GI cancer
Exclusion Criteria:1. Under 18 2. No family or personal history of gastric or esophageal cancer