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Interdisciplinary Working Groups

DCEG scientists form collaborative working groups to enhance the exchange of information and support interdisciplinary approaches to epidemiological and genetic research. Working groups draw their members from across the Division and other organizations in NCI, enabling them to apply a wide range of expertise to the study of complex questions. Examples include:

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Working Group – conducts studies of esophageal and gastric cancer in the U.S. and elsewhere. Contact: Christian C. Abnet, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Immune Marker Working Group – includes members evaluating the association between immune/inflammatory markers and cancer risk.  Contact: Anil K. Chaturvedi, Ph.D.
  • Metabolomics Working Group – studies small-molecule metabolites as indicators of exposure and future cancer risk.  Contact: Steven C. Moore, Ph.D.
  • Tobacco Control Science Working Group – encourages etiologic research especially relevant to tobacco control, in partnership with DCCPS and the Intramural Center for Tobacco Regulatory Sciences (a joint effort of NIH and FDA).  Contact: Neal D. Freedman, Ph.D.