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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Linking Population-Based Registries to Study Early-Life Factors and Cancer

Investigators are leveraging population-based registries in Scandinavia to expand our understanding of how in utero and childhood exposures influence cancer risk later in life.

Read about Nordic population-based registries and studies of early-life factors

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

Staff Clinician in Clinical Genetics
DCEG's Clinical Genetics Branch is recruiting a physician to serve as Staff Clinician. Learn more about this opportunity.

Environmental Exposure Assessor
DCEG's Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch is recruiting a scientific investigator to conduct environmental exposure assessments. Learn more about this opportunity.

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