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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Human Genetics Program

The Human Genetics Program was established in 1996 to provide an expanded focus for interdisciplinary research into the genetic determinants of human cancer. Advances in molecular genetics and related biomedical sciences provide extraordinary opportunities both to explore and identify heritable factors that predispose to cancer as well as to elucidate gene-environment interactions. Program investigators conduct family-based and population-based studies that integrate clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory approaches to investigate genetic susceptibility to cancer.

Human Genetics Program

Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Acting Director

Program Staff Directory

The Program is organized by branches:

Clinical Genetics Branch

Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch

Laboratory of Translational Genomics

Cancer Genomics Research (CGR) Laboratory (Leidos), formerly the Core Genotyping Facility