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Research Projects > 2014 Grantees

Dietary Zinc Deficiency and Modulation of Gene Expression in Oral Preneoplasia in p53-Deficient Mice

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Oral cancer is a major cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Population studies have shown that zinc deficiency may be a contributing factor in this disease, but its role is unclear. This study will examine the relationship between zinc and genetic factors that are thought to be important in the development of this cancer. The aim of the study is to advance our understanding about how this cancer can be prevented.

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