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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Research in Action

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

Article & Video: Taking the Long View

Infectious Agents

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, papovaviruses, and human herpesviruses (HHV), especially HHV-8. 

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • HIV/AIDS Cancer Match, U.S.

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

Human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8)
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
Other Infectious Agents