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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).

  • Cohorts

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

  • Families

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