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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Genetic and Molecular Studies

DCEG strives to understand the interplay of molecular and genetic effects and radiation on cancer etiology. This type of work involves biological samples and high-quality dosimetry or other exposure assessment.

Examples of such studies include:

Childhood Cancer Survivors
Studies of secondary glioma, meningioma, and thyroid, breast, soft tissue, bone, and skin cancers among more than 14,000 five-year survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed between 1970 and 1986

Retinoblastoma Survivors
Study of cancer risk in long-term survivors of retinoblastoma

Cohort-based GWAS of Glioma
An international cohort-based genome-wide association study of glioma

Thyroid Disease in Young Persons Near Chernobyl
Thyroid disease in young persons in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia who were exposed to radioactive iodines during the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident

Atomic Bomb Survivors
Studies of atomic bomb survivors

U.S. Radiologic Technologists Cohort
Investigators examine how repeated low-dose occupational ionizing radiation exposures, such as those potentially experienced by radiologic technologists, are related to cancer and other health conditions

Benzene-Exposed Workers in China
A binational, multidisciplinary study of Chinese benzene-exposed workers and unexposed workers from more than 700 factories in 12 cities