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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Who We Study

Spotlight on DCEG

Our scientists discuss their research in a video produced in conjunction with the American Society of Human Genetics.

Watch DCEG: Uncovering the causes of cancer, training future researchers.

Become a DCEG Fellow: View Open Recruitments

DCEG fellows are involved in every stage of research, supported by mentoring and professional training.

• View open recruitments in Research Training Areas

DCEG research is carried out among a variety of cohorts, cancer cases, and families.

Cases and Controls

Comparisons of two groups of people: those with the cancer under study (cases) and a very similar group of people who do not have the cancer (controls).


Studies of defined populations that are observed over time, either prospectively or retrospectively


Study of cancer risk among families in which disease occurs at a higher rate than in the "general population".