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November 2013 Linkage Newsletter

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Research & Publications

Stephen Chanock Appointed as New Director of DCEG

Dr. Stephen Chanock has been appointed as the new Director of DCEG. He is an internationally recognized expert in cancer epidemiology and genetics.

The Changing Role of Tobacco in Cancer
DCEG Investigators Evaluate Linkages Between Circulating Immune Markers and Cancer
Scientific Highlights
Major Editorials, Commentaries, and Reviews

News & Events

Debra Silverman Receives the Harvard Alumni Award of Merit

Dr. Debra Silverman, Chief of the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, received the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit. This award recognizes a significant career in the field of public health.

Nilanjan Chatterjee Named 2013 Myrto Lefkopoulo Distinguished Lecturer
Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson  Receives Young Investigator Award
People in the News

DCEG Staff Updates

Neal Freedman: Investigating the Role of Lifestyle and Metabolism in Cancer

Dr. Neal Freedman, a tenure-track investigator in the Nutrition Epidemiology Branch, conducts epidemiologic research on liver cancer, gastrointestinal diseases and hormones, and tobacco products.

Patricia Hartge, “The People's Epidemiologist,” Retires from DCEG
New DCEG Director Hosts Town Hall Meeting
Lindsay Morton Receives DCEG Mentoring Award
Comings...Goings

Fellowship News

DCEG Summer Fellows Recognition and Poster Event

The 2013 DCEG Summer Fellows Program welcomed 16 students, ranging from high school through doctoral level. Fellows had the opportunity to display their research projects and discuss them with DCEG staff.

NIH Recognizes 2014 FARE Winners

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Scientific Highlights 

Risk Among Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

In an international study of Hodgkin lymphoma survivors, stomach cancer risk increased with increasing radiation dose to the stomach and with increasing number of chemotherapy cycles containing alkylating agents.

Impact of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine on Oral HPV

Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence 4 years after vaccination with the HPV 16/18 vaccine was much lower among women in the vaccine arm than in those in the control arm, suggesting that the vaccine affords strong protection against oral HPV 16/18 infection.

Risk-based Targeting of Computerized Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer

Screening with low-dose computerized tomography prevented the greatest number of deaths from lung cancer among participants who were at highest risk and prevented very few deaths among those at lowest risk, providing empirical support for risk-based targeting of smokers for such screening.

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