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UGCRG Research Scope

The DCEG UGI Cancer Research Group focuses on four main types of cancer: (i) esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC), (ii) esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), (iii) gastric cardia cancer (GCC), and (iv) gastric non-cardia cancer (GNCC).

We emphasize research strategies to prevent UGI cancers using (i) etiologic (both environmental and genetic), (ii) early detection (including identification of precursors and intermediate endpoints as well as early tumors), and (iii) interventional approaches. The group encourages open discussion within the group as well as with international experts to generate and examine new ideas that can be tested in existing resources or, alternatively, require the identification and/or development of additional resources.