About the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Epidemiology is the scientific study of the causes and distribution of disease in populations. NCI-funded epidemiology research is conducted through research at institutions in the United States and internationally with funding through the extramural Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) and other Programs in the Division of Cancer Control and Population SciencesExternal Web Site Policy (DCCPS).

EGRP provides opportunities for scientists to increase understanding of cancer causes and prevention in human populations. EGRP is the largest funder of etiologic cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide. The Program fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and development and use of resources and technologies to advance cancer epidemiology and its translation into clinical and public health practice.

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