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 Sciences (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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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.

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