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.
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.
- Explore fellowships in radiation epidemiology and dosimetry.
- Meet the current REB fellows.
Tools and Resources
REB investigators offer a variety of radiation tools and resources developed to support research into radiation and cancer risk.
- Little, M., et al. Ionising radiation and cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal. March 2022. Read a summary.
- Ho, KL et al. County-level geographic disparities in cardiovascular disease mortality among U.S. breast cancer survivors, 2000-2018. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2022
- Veiga, L HS et al. Treatment-related thoracic soft tissue sarcomas in US breast cancer survivors: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet Oncology 2022
- Withrow, DR et al. Pooled Analysis of Meningioma Risk Following Treatment for Childhood Cancer. JAMA Onc. 2022
- Yeager M et al. Lack of transgenerational effects of ionizing radiation exposure in cleanup workers and evacuees of the Chernobyl accident. Science 2021
- Morton LM et al. Radiation-related genomic profile of papillary thyroid cancer after the Chernobyl accident. Science 2021
- Berrington de González A et al. Epidemiological studies of low-dose ionizing radiation and cancer: Rationale and framework for the Monograph and overview of eligible studies. JNCI 2020
- Linet MS et al. Outcome assessment in epidemiological studies of low-dose radiation exposure and cancer risks: Sources, level of ascertainment, and misclassification. JNCI Monographs 2020
- Gilbert ES et al. Issues in interpreting epidemiologic studies of populations exposed to low-dose, high-energy photon radiation. JNCI Monographs 2020
- Hauptmann M et al. Epidemiological studies of low-dose ionizing radiation and cancer: Summary bias assessment and meta-analysis. JNCI Monographs 2020
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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