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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Cancer Epidemiology: From Pedigrees to Populations

In May 2014, NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) hosted Cancer Epidemiology: From Pedigrees to Populations, a scientific symposium honoring 50 years of visionary leadership by Dr. Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., the founding Director of DCEG. The conference provided an opportunity for scientific exchange by the leading experts in cancer epidemiology. Speakers highlighted critical findings made over the past 50 years, as well as opportunities for future research that have the potential to significantly advance our understanding of the causes of cancer. 

Speaker Presentations (Video)


Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Director, DCEG, National Cancer Institute

SESSION I: "Search for cancer susceptibility genes"

Moderator: David Schottenfeld, M.D., University of Michigan

SESSION II: "High-risk populations and insights into carcinogenic mechanisms"

Moderator: Margaret R. Spitz, M.D., M.P.H., Baylor College of Medicine

SESSION III: "Global health: Opportunities for epidemiologic research"

Moderator: Brian E. Henderson, M.D., University of Southern California


Learn more details about this symposium