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blankDouglas Lowy and John Schiller Appointed DCEG Adjunct Investigators
Lowy and Schiller were responsible for the initial development, characterization, and clinical testing of the preventive virus-like particle now used in three FDA-approved human papillomavirus vaccines.

blankAuthorArranger Tool Helps Quickly Format Manuscript Title Pages
AuthorArranger is a free web tool designed to help authors of research manuscripts generate correctly formatted title pages for manuscript journal submission in a fraction of the time it takes to create the pages manually.

blankMorton Re-elected to a Second Term as WSA
Lindsay Morton, Ph.D., was re-elected by her peers to serve a three-year term as one of the Women Scientist Advisors (WSAs). Read more about Dr. Morton's re-election.

blankDCEG Joins the Clinical Investigator Development Program
Starting in 2019, the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) will offer training to clinically-focused investigators through the NCI Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP). Trainees will have the opportunity to conduct research in cancer genetics and epidemiology alongside investigators in DCEG.

blankNovel Susceptibility Loci Identified for Ewing Sarcoma
New genetic susceptibility regions identified for Ewing sarcoma (EWS), a rare pediatric bone tumor for which genetic risk factors were poorly understood.

blankProjecting Premature Death Rates for the U.S. Population
A new analysis by DCEG investigators and collaborators projects future premature death rates and the number of excess deaths for the U.S. population aged 25 to 64 by race or ethnicity and sex.

blank Low-dose radiation exposure linked to leukemia in retrospective study
DCEG investigators and colleagues were able to quantify—for the first time—excess risk for leukemia and other myeloid malignancies following low-dose exposure to ionizing radiation in childhood.

blankCoffee consumption and mortality risk: A look at the effect of genetic variation in caffeine metabolism in the UK Biobank
NCI researchers evaluated the coffee-drinking habits of nearly half a million people to determine whether genetic variation in caffeine metabolism affects associations between coffee and mortality risk.

blank Agricultural Exposures, Multiple Myeloma Etiology: Profile of Tenure-track Investigator Jonathan Hofmann
Jonathan Hofmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., evaluates the role of agricultural exposures in the etiology of multiple myeloma and other cancers. He also works to understand the biological mechanisms that influence multiple myeloma development and progression.

blank Death Before Old Age: Untangling Premature Mortality in the U.S.
DCEG scientists are spearheading an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional effort to characterize U.S. trends in premature mortality, including race, ethnicity, age, and region.

blankCirculating Levels of Vitamin D Associated with Colorectal Cancer Risk
A new international study finds that higher circulating vitamin D concentrations are significantly associated with lower colorectal cancer risk.

Scientific Highlights - March - June 2018
Scientific papers published by DCEG researchers from March through June 2018

blankPfeiffer Delivers Mildred Scheel Lecture
In June 2018, Ruth Pfeiffer, Ph.D., delivered the 8th Mildred Scheel Lecture in Heidelberg, Germany, titled, "Breast Cancer Risk Model Requirements for Counseling, Prevention, and Screening."

blankDr. Gary Wu Delivers 2018 Arthur Schatzkin Distinguished Lecture in Nutritional Epidemiology
In May 2018, Dr. Gary D. Wu gave the sixth Arthur Schatzkin Distinguished Lecture in Nutritional Epidemiology, entitled "Diet, the Gut Microbiome, and its Metabolome in Health and Disease."

Aspirin Use and Ovarian Cancer Risk
In this new study, women under the age of 70 who use aspirin (or non-aspirin NSAIDS) daily or almost daily for at least six months have a ~10 percent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who use it infrequently or not at all.

OncoArray Links Dozens of DNA Variants to Risk for Common Cancers
Researchers with the NCI-supported GAME-ON initiative and OncoArray Network are on their way to completing the latest round of cutting-edge studies of inherited risk factors.

Margaret Tucker Retires from DCEG
Dr. Tucker led a superbly productive program of epidemiologic and interdisciplinary studies with innovative clinical and laboratory components.