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Sean P. Cleary, M.D., is a surgeon-scientist with a clinical and research focus on hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical oncology. Dr. Cleary's research on genetic epidemiology investigates how genetic factors affect liver cancer and pancreas cancer. Dr. Cleary has led several studies on the clinical management of these diseases, including involvement in multinational and multicentered clinical trials. Dr. Cleary also has had long-term collaborations with and involvement in large population-based cancer genomics studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Cleary's research evaluates how genetic alterations in cancers determine their behavior and response to therapy. Dr. Cleary's research also examines genetic factors that increase cancer predisposition. Gaining a better understanding of cancer genetics may ultimately lead to improved treatment options for patients.
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