The Identification of Gene-Environment Interactions in Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)is the 5th most common cancer in Canada and its incidence has been increasing steadily every year. Unfortunately, little is known about the causes of the increased incidence, although it is likely that some combinations of genetic and environmental factors are involved. This internship with the BC Cancer Agency will examine genes that may interact with ultraviolet radiation, organochlorines and other environmental and lifestyle factors. This project will provide an important step in understanding the etiology of NHL. The identification of gene-environment interactions will allow the research team to better identify environmental exposures. The results may also suggest new ways of preventing NHL.

Intern: 
Conghui Qu
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Jinko Graham
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British Columbia
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