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Family Studies Explore the Causes of Cancer

NCI scientists study families in which multiple individuals have developed specific cancers. The research, now aided by new genomic technologies, is leading to the discovery of genes that affect cancer risk in families and the general populations.

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Fraumeni Honored with the Anlyan Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Joseph Fraumeni has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the William G. Anlyan, M.D., Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Duke Medical Alumni Association.

Researchers Identify Marker for Aggressive Bladder Cancer
Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson and colleagues have identified the first germline genetic marker that significantly discriminates between aggressive and non-aggressive bladder cancer.

Neal Freedman Becomes Principal Investigator of PLCO
Dr. Neal Freedman has been appointed as DCEG's principal investigator for the Prostate, Lung, Colon, and Ovary (PLCO) Screening Trial.

New Genetic Risk Variants Identified in Multiethnic Analysis of Prostate Cancer
In an analysis of 10 millions SNPs in data pooled from 43,000 cases and 44,000 controls, researchers have identified 23 variants associated with prostate cancer.

Scientific Highlights: Recent Publications from July—October
Short summaries for a selection of newly published findings by DCEG investigators.

Sedentary Behaviors and Cancer Risk

Charles Matthews, Ph.D., discussed the effects of sedentary behaviors on cancer risk with Philip Till on the CKNW Morning News.

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