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Radiation Epidemiology Branch

Understanding the link between radiation exposure and cancer

The research mission of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) is to identify, understand, and quantify the risk of cancer in populations exposed to medical, occupational, or environmental radiation, and to advance understanding of radiation carcinogenesis.

Research Areas

REB investigators carry out a wide range of epidemiological, genetic, and radiation dosimetry research to quantify risk, identify susceptible populations, and carry out advanced exposure assessments. REB also houses the DCEG Cancer Survivorship Research Unit.

Learn more about REB research areas.



REB fellows enjoy unique opportunities to plan, conduct, and publish results from a variety of research studies while receiving training in radiation epidemiology, biostatistics, molecular epidemiology, radiation biology, and cancer risk assessment from radiation exposure.

Tools and Resources

REB investigators offer a variety of radiation tools and resources developed to support research into radiation and cancer risk.

REB Highlights

Courses & Webinars

Radiation Epidemiology & Dosimetry Course Videos and Slides

REB invites interested parties to view newly posted video recordings and associated slides from the latest Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Course.

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Check back for information on the next ISoRED Webinar 

REB experts regularly host and participate in webinars as part of the International Society for Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry (ISoRED) webinar series "Community Building in Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Research."