DCEG researchers investigate the cancer risk from air pollutants. In particular, they are exploring the lung cancer risk from exposure to smoke from open fires in homes, a major health risk in developing countries. These efforts include the study of variation in genes that activate and detoxify chemicals in the smoke, DNA repair and cell cycle control, and potential gene-environment interactions.
Investigation of the role of indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in lung cancer in Asia.
Studies of cancer risk associated with exposure to outdoor air pollutants arising from traffic, industrial, and agricultural sources, including ultrafine particulate matter and dioxins.
A study investigating the association between exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and terminal duct lobular involution (TDLU) of the normal breast.