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Dr. Brian Reid invited speaker at NCI Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics lecture series; Dr. Katherine Tarlock earns grant to pursue treatments for childhood cancer

May 14, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Recent notable accomplishments: Dr. Brian Reid invited speaker at NCI Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics lecture series; Dr. Katherine Tarlock earns grant to pursue treatments for childhood cancer

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Vaughan secures $7.9 million for esophageal cancer research

National Cancer Institute grant to evaluate genetic susceptibility for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma

Nov. 2, 2009 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Tom Vaughan, an epidemiologist in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Public Health Sciences Division, has received a three-year, $7.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study genetic susceptibility for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, a rapidly fatal cancer whose incidence has increased more than 500 percent in the past 30 years, faster than any other cancer in the United States.

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