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The following are highlighted research findings and scientific papers by DCEG investigators.

  • June 15, 2018

    Circulating Levels of Vitamin D Associated with Colorectal Cancer Risk

    A new international study by scientists from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the National Cancer Institute, and more than 20 other medical centers and organizations finds that higher circulating vitamin D concentrations are significantly associated with lower colorectal cancer risk.

  • June 15, 2018

    Analgesic Use and Ovarian Cancer Risk: An Analysis in the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium

    In a new study, DCEG researchers and collaborators analyzed data from 13 studies in the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium (OC3) in order to prospectively investigate associations of analgesic use with ovarian cancer risk. They found that 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.

  • June 15, 2018

    Scientific Highlights March - June 2018

    Scientific papers by DCEG researchers, published from March 2018 through June 2018

  • June 14, 2018

    Death Before Old Age: Untangling Premature Mortality in the U.S.

    DCEG scientists are spearheading the Premature Mortality Project—an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional effort to characterize U.S. trends in premature mortality. In the process, the team has uncovered distinct mortality trends by race, ethnicity, age, and region, and provided crucial information about the ongoing, well-publicized, drug overdose epidemic.

  • June 12, 2018

    OncoArray Links Dozens of DNA Variants to Risk for Common Cancers

    Over the last decade, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have begun to identify common inherited genetic differences, or variants, that influence disease risk. Now, 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.

  • May 24, 2018

    Shifting Lung Cancer Burden in the US

    Researchers at the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute confirmed that lung cancer incidence among younger non-Hispanic whites and Hispanic whites born since the mid-1960s is higher in women than men.