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El-Rifai Lab

Molecular mechanisms of gastroesophageal tumorigenesis

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Investigator / Contact Person Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Focus

Dr. El-Rifai’s laboratory provides unique training experiences in diverse areas of cancer research, including molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis, drug resistance, and targeted therapy. His research focuses especially on upper gastrointestinal carcinomas, examining the roles of infection, inflammation, and oxidative stress in tumorigenesis to develop more effective cancer treatments. 

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