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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Tobacco and Cancer Risk Research in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch

DCEG has a long-standing interest in the associations between tobacco and cancer. MEB investigators and collaborators throughout the Division use case-control, prospective studies, and consortia to characterize changing associations between cigarette smoking and cancer. They are also committed to determining the health risks of other tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, pipes, cigars, as well as new and emerging products such as water pipe.

Examples of studies used in these investigations include: