The Holowatyj Lab focuses on improving clinical care and outcomes for patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancers.


Our research program spans from cells to society--using a unique approach with both patient studies and laboratory-based projects--to investigate three major research areas in oncology. These are: 

  • Cancer genetics and biology/etiology;

  • Health disparities (e.g. genetic ancestry, race/ethnicity, sex, geographic region);

  • Cancer survivorship and the unique challenges facing young individuals after a cancer diagnosis.




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