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Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Metabolic Epidemiology Branch

Alcohol consumption is a well-established risk factor for certain cancers. In addition to having an independent effect, alcohol interacts with smoking, obesity, metabolic and inflammatory pathways, and infectious agents to increase the risk of specific forms of cancer. MEB researchers and collaborators investigate the relationship between alcohol use and risk of various cancers.

Selected studies include: