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Negative HPV Test Result Is Better Predictor of Low Cervical Cancer Risk than Negative Pap Test

Based on a study of more than 1 million women, Dr. Julia Gage and colleagues report that a negative test result for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection compared to a negative Pap test provides greater safety, or assurance, against future risk of cervical cancer.

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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

Environmental or Occupational Epidemiologist

The Radiation Epidemiology Branch is recruiting an environmental and/or occupational epidemiologist for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible position. Learn more about this opening.

Scientific Meetings & Events

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DCEG Seminar

"Steroid Hormone Measurement in Epidemiological Studies"

Neal E. Craft, Ph.D.

July 17, 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Shady Grove Room TE 406

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