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|
|•||Major Editorials, Commentaries, and Reviews|
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|
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|
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|
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.
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.
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.