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News & Events

DCEG Scientists Identify New Gene Mutation Related to Familial Melanoma

Using whole exome sequencing, DCEG investigators and colleagues have identified a novel mutation within the POT1 gene that may increase the risk of familial melanoma.

Read more about this study
Learn about DCEG research on familial melanoma
 Stephen Chanock Contributes Invited Perspective on TCGA
Dr. Stephen Chanock discusses the role of The Cancer Genome Atlas in understanding how germline variation informs the landscape of somatic alterations in cancer.
Translational Epidemiology: Targeting Lung Cancer Screening
Research by Drs. Hormuzd Katki and Anil Chaturvedi suggests that focusing lung cancer screening based on an individual's risk of lung cancer death may improve the efficiency of screening programs.
DCEG Gains Two New Earl Stadtman Investigators
Drs. Lisa Mirabello and Steven Moore have been selected as NIH Earl Stadtman investigators.
Obesity and Other Factors Related to Male Breast Cancer
Drs. Louise Brinton, Michael Cook, and colleagues report that obesity and other physical characteristics affecting hormone levels are significantly associated with increased breast cancer risk in men.
Scientific Highlights: Recent DCEG Publications
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.

Download: Podcast of Charles Matthews interview
Transcript of Charles Matthews interview (pdf - 44KB)

Scientific Meetings & Events

See upcoming DCEG-sponsored events

Arthur Schatzkin Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.

The “ART” of “Nutritional Epidemiology”: Tackling a Weighty Problem

May 20, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shady Grove Building, TE 408/410

Cancer Epidemiology: From Pedigrees to Populations

A symposium to honor 50 years of visionary leadership of Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D.

May 6, 2014, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NIH Campus, Natcher Auditorium