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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

    A range of exposures, including 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 excercise

  • Second Primary Cancers

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