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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Global Health Research

DCEG investigators carry out research around the world, pursuing compelling questions driven by unusual cancer patterns or exposures in Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, and Eastern Europe. Read about a few of these critical efforts.

Overview of research in China
Burkitt lymphoma in sub-Saharan Africa
Lung cancer in Northern Italy

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, Biostatistics Branch

DCEG is recruiting an accomplished, senior scientist to serve as Chief of the Biostatistics Branch. Learn more about this opportunity.

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator in Clinical Genetics

DCEG's Clinical Genetics Branch is recruiting a tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator to develop an independent research program in clinical cancer genetics. Learn more about this opportunity.

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Scientific Meetings & Events

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