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July 2013 Linkage Newsletter

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Research & Publications

Cervical Cancer Screening and Clinical Management in the HPV Era

DCEG staff members have contributed substantially to a series of guideline meetings focused on introducing HPV testing into cervical screening programs in the United States.

DCEG Investigators Discuss Cancer Precursor Lesions in Special CEPB Feature
Translational Research Fulfilling the Promise of Genome-Wide Association Studies
Scientific Highlights
Major Editorials, Commentaries, and Reviews

News & Events

OEEB Hosts Distinguished Lecturer Kyle Steenland

Dr. Kyle Steenland, a professor at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, visited DCEG as a Distinguished Lecturer in Occupational and Environmental Cancer.

Joseph Fraumeni Elected to Inaugural Class of Fellows of AACR Academy
Stephen Chanock Elected to Association of American Physicians
Ruth Pfeiffer Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association
Second Annual Arthur Schatzkin Distinguished Lecture in Nutritional Epidemiology
DCEG Research Highlighted at Annual AACR Meeting
DCEG Participates in Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting
People in the News

DCEG Staff Updates

Lindsay Morton: Making the Most of Consortia

Dr. Lindsay Morton, a tenure-track investigator in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, uses consortia and extensive networks of scientific collaborators in the search for clues to the causes of cancer.

Nicolas Wentzensen Awarded Scientific Tenure
Molecular Epidemiology Course Combines Methods and Practical Training
DCEG Staff Are Honored with NIH Director's Awards
Comings...Goings

Fellowship News

Fifth Annual DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium

The DCEG Office of Education sponsored the annual DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium, titled From Discovery to Impact: Found in Translation.

New Representatives for Fellows' Committees
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Scientific Highlights 

Risk Prediction Based on Polygenic Models

The authors report a new method to estimate the predictive performance of polygenic models for risk prediction.

Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, and Endometrial Cancer Survival

Higher prediagnosis body mass index increased the risk of five- and ten-year overall and disease-specific mortality among women diagnosed with endometrial cancer, whereas physical activity lowered the risk in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

Telomere Length, TERT, and Lung Cancer

A nested case-control study of lung cancer among mostly never-smoking women in China showed a dose-response relationship between lymphocyte telomere length and risk of lung cancer and the rs2736100 G allele in the TERT-CLPTM1L locus on chromosome 5p15.33.

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