The Wake Forest School of Medicine has teamed with the FirstHealth of the Carolinas Clinical Trials Department to research how mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases develop and progress. The research team is being led by Wake Forests’ Dr. Jill Ohar, who has spent 20 years investigating mesothelioma and its causes, and believes that because mesothelioma seems to run in families, there may very well be a genetic predisposition to the disease.
The main thrust of the research project will be investigating genetic markers. Test subjects will have to fill out a survey and donate a one-ounce blood sample.
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