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Genetic and Molecular Studies

DCEG strives to understand the interplay of molecular and genetic effects and radiation on cancer etiology. This type of work involves biological samples and high-quality dosimetry or other exposure assessment.

Examples of such studies include:

Atomic Bomb Survivors

Studies of cancer incidence among atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

DCEG studies of radiation and health effects from the Chernobyl nuclear accident that took place in northern Ukraine, in 1986.

Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

Studies of secondary glioma, meningioma, thyroid, breast, soft tissue, bone, and skin cancers among more than 14,000 five-year survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed between 1970 and 1986.

Retinoblastoma Survivors Follow-up Study

A study of long-term cancer risk in survivors of retinoblastoma, a cancer that forms in the tissues of the retina.

U.S. Radiologic Technologists Cohort (USRT)

The U.S. Radiologic Technologists (USRT) cohort is a study of cancer and other serious disease risks associated with protracted low-to-moderate dose radiation exposures in an occupational exposed cohort.