The mission of DCEG is to conduct broad-based, high quality, high impact research to uncover the causes of cancer and the means of its prevention. DCEG maintains a national and international perspective, giving priority to emergent issues identified through epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory observations, as well as to public health concerns identified by the NCI, Congress, regulatory agencies, and other appropriate bodies. The Division develops research resources and strategic partnerships in molecular epidemiology across NCI, NIH, and the global research community. The Division holds as its top priority the training and development of the next generation of scientists in cancer epidemiology and related fields.
DCEG is uniquely able to conduct epidemiology research projects that: