EGRP's Organizational Structure
Our organization consists of the Office of the Associate Director (OAD) and four Branches that oversee and facilitate research to understand the determinants of cancer occurrence and outcomes in human populations.
Office of the Associate Director
The Office of the Associate Director (OAD) develops and implements the mission and scientific and strategic agenda of the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP). Its functions include scientific cohort and consortia coordination, knowledge integration and management activities, grant portfolio management and evaluation, planning and budget management, and communications.Learn More »
Clinical and Translational
The Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) focuses on etiologic and genomic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment outcomes, and factors associated with cancer development among individuals with underlying diseases and conditions.Learn More »
The Host Susceptibility Factors Branch (HSFB) focuses on factors that influence personal susceptibility to cancer, such as genetic, epigenetic, immunological, and hormonal biological pathways; and social, cultural, and race/ethnic factors.
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The Modifiable Risk Factors Branch (MRFB) focuses on factors to reduce cancer risk in humans, including exposures to nutritional components; physical activity and energy balance; alcohol and tobacco; and infectious, physical, and chemical agents.
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The Methods and Technologies Branch (MTB) focuses on methods to address epidemiologic data collection, study design and analysis, and to modify technological approaches developed in the context of other research endeavors for use as biomarkers and methods to understand cancer susceptibility.Learn More »
Other NCI Cancer Epidemiology Research
Surveillance Research Program
The Surveillance Research Program (SRP), in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, directs the collection and analysis of pertinent data in order to answer key questions about cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality, and cancer-related health status in diverse regions and populations in the United States. It manages the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, an integrated, comprehensive, multiple population-based reporting system.
SRP also provides leadership in the interpretation of cancer statistics and developing statistical methodologies appropriate for analyzing trends and evaluating the impact of cancer control interventions, as well as geographic, social, behavioral, genetic, and health care delivery factors on the cancer burden.
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is NCI's intramural (in-house) research program that conducts population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention.