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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.


DCEG offers a range of fellowships and research training opportunities in our research Branches and with specific investigators.

Learn about our training programs

Scientific Meetings & Events

See DCEG-sponsored events

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".