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Previously Funded Research

2005 Free to Breathe Research Grant

Christoph Plass, PhD

The Ohio State University

Research Project:

Sex Differences in Lung Cancer


Dr. Plass investigated how lung tumor tissues from males and females differ in the way that DNA is modified within the cancerous cells. His research focuses on the involvement of estrogen in the modification of DNA, and whether these modifications may lead to the numerous sex differences seen in lung cancer.