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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

What We Study

DCEG research covers a range of exposures and risk factors for cancer, giving priority to emergent issues identified through epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory observations, as well as public health concerns. Major fields of study include: 

  • Environment and Occupation

    A range of exposures, including industrial and occupational exposures, radiation, pollution, endogenous hormones, and infectious agents

  • Genes/ Host

    Genetic or host factors - characteristics by which individuals are predisposed to cancer

  • Lifestyle

    Behavior-related factors such as diet, nutrition, tobacco use, alcohol use and physical exercise

  • Second Primary Cancers

    Risks associated with first primary cancer treatments; lifestyle, environmental, and medical history factors; and genetic susceptibility.