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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Infectious Agents

Research in Action

Mark Schiffman uses molecular epidemiology to predict and prevent cervical cancer.

Article & Video: Taking the Long View

Viral and bacterial infections are known to cause a number of different malignancies in populations world-wide. DCEG carries out multidisciplinary studies of carefully selected populations in the United States and abroad, with the goal of clarifying the relationship of infectious agents, especially viruses, to human cancer and other conditions. Recent research has concentrated on human retroviruses (HIV-1), with additional studies on human papillomaviruses (HPV), hepatitis viruses, and papillomaviruses.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study
    HIV/AIDS cancer match study examines cancer risk among people living with HIV infection in the United States.

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)