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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention


DCEG researchers conduct studies on lung cancer. Selected studies include:

  • Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study (DEMS)

    In March 2012, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) completed a retrospective cohort mortality and nested case-control study of 12,315 workers at eight non-metal mining facilities to investigate risk of lung cancer in relation to quantitative measures of historical exposure to diesel exhaust, after taking into account smoking and other lung cancer risk factors

  • Environment And Genetics in Lung cancer Etiology

    A large population-based case-control study designed to investigate the genetic and environmental determinants of lung cancer and smoking persistence

  • Prostate, Lung, Colon, and Ovary Prospective Study

    A large cohort study of etiologic determinants of cancer carried out within an NCI trial for the evaluation of screening procedures for the early detection of prostate, lung, colon, and ovarian cancer (the PLCO Trial) at 10 U.S. screening centers

  • Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study

    A study conducted in Finland to evaluate the long-term effects of vitamins on cancer incidence (lung and other cancers), and on overall and cause-specific mortality

  • Lung Cancer and Infectious Agents

    DCEG studies of lung cancer and infectious agents, including Chlamydophila pneumonia

  • Residential Radon Exposure and Risk of Lung Cancer in Missouri

    A case-control study of lung cancer and residential radon exposure in which investigators carried out both standard year-long air measurements and CR-39 alpha detector measurements (call surface monitors)