The research mission of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) is to identify, understand, and quantify the risk of cancer in populations exposed to medical, occupational, or environmental radiation, and to advance understanding of radiation carcinogenesis.
REB investigators carry out a wide range of studies in support of this mission. Studies can be categorized by radiation type and/or exposure:
REB fellows enjoy unique opportunities to plan, conduct, and publish results of a variety of research studies, while receiving training in radiation epidemiology, biostatistics, molecular epidemiology, radiation biology, and cancer risk assessment from radiation exposure.
REB investigators offer a variety of radiation tools and resources developed to support research into radiation and cancer risk.
Ruth A. Kleinerman, an epidemiologist in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, is the lead author of a recently published study, which identified for the first time that the type of RB1 mutation influences the risk of second cancers in retinoblastoma patients. Read more on Ruth Kleinerman.
Find information on other Radiation Epidemiology Branch staff members.
Increased risk of certain leukemias related to chemotherapy
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