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DCEG Scientists Identify New Gene Mutation Related to Familial Melanoma

Using whole exome sequencing, DCEG investigators and colleagues have identified a novel inherited mutation within the POT1 gene that may increase the risk of familial melanoma.

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Learn about DCEG research on familial melanoma

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is a research program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Division is the world’s most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. Its renowned epidemiologists, geneticists, and biostatisticians conduct population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention. The Division’s research impacts public health policy in the United States and around the world.


DCEG offers a range of fellowships and research training opportunities in our research Branches and with specific investigators.

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Scientific Position Openings

Chief, DCEG Laboratory of Translational Genomics
Applications received by January 31, 2014 will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Scientific Meetings & Events

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Arthur Schatzkin Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.

The “ART” of “Nutritional Epidemiology”: Tackling a Weighty Problem

May 20, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shady Grove Building, TE 408/410

Cancer Epidemiology: From Pedigrees to Populations

A symposium to honor 50 years of visionary leadership of Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D.

May 6, 2014, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NIH Campus, Natcher Auditorium

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