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

  • 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.

  • May 15, 2018

    Which risk models perform best in selecting ever-smokers for lung cancer screening?

    A new analysis by scientists at NCI evaluates nine different individualized lung cancer risk prediction models based on their selections of ever-smokers for computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening.

  • April 05, 2018

    Benign Thyroid Conditions Associated with Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer Later in Life

    In a new study from the National Cancer Institute and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, researchers report an association between diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland), two benign thyroid conditions, and increased risk of differentiated thyroid cancer.