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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention


DCEG researchers carry out a broad-based research program designed to identify, understand, and quantify the risk of cancer in populations exposed to medical, occupational, or environmental radiation. They study ionizing radiation exposures (e.g., x-rays, CT scans, radon, and cosmic rays) and non-ionizing radiation exposures (e.g., radiofrequency and extremely low-frequency or power frequency). In addition, they perform radiation dosimetry research in support of epidemiological studies.