The Genomic Epidemiology Branch in NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program supports research on a wide range of areas including:
- genetic and molecular epidemiology
- immunological and biological pathways
Learn more about GEB’s interests in the following areas, relevant funding opportunity announcements, related EGRP events, and staff contacts.
Gene-Environment Research and Cancer Epidemiology
EGRP supports investigators studying both genetic and environmental factors that may contribute to the etiology of cancer and/or impact cancer outcomes.
Global Health and Cancer Epidemiology
EGRP supports NCI’s priorities in global health and collaborates with NCI’s Center for Global Health and NIH partners to support research for cancer control and prevention, globally.
Staff in EGRP partner with others at NCI and NIH to foster research to better understand the causes of health disparities and develop interventions to reduce differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of cancer and related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States.
EGRP partners with others at NCI and NIH to foster investigator-initiated research to better understand the role of infectious agents in cancer.
Information on Informed Consents and the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy
This EGRP newsletter article outlines what investigators need to know about NIH consent requirements and expectations for sharing both genomic and non-genomic data.
Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Cancer Research (ENRICH) Forum
The Forum presents educational programs and occasional deliberative sessions focused on specific ethical, legal and social issues involving cancer research.
Sequencing Strategies for Population and Cancer Epidemiology Studies (SeqSPACE)
This webinar series provides opportunities for grantees and individuals to share lessons learned and practical information regarding the application of next generation sequencing to cancer epidemiology studies.
Genetic Simulation Resource
The GSR provides a catalogue of existing software packages that simulate genetic data of the human genome. This website is designed to help investigators identify simulators that meet particular research needs.
Next Generation Sequencing and Genotyping Services
Thirteen Institutes at the NIH, including NCI, support a contract with CIDR that offers investigators access to next-generation sequencing, genotyping, and statistical genetics services at a reduced cost. Requests for services are evaluated using a competitive, peer-reviewed application process.
COMETS Analytics is a cloud-based, self-serviced analytic platform developed for consortium-based metabolomics analyses. It is available for anyone to use but requires registration on the site.
Considerations when Developing a Data Sharing Plan
Tips for investigators on preparing data sharing plans that comply with NIH's data sharing policies.
Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR)
This NIH-supported resource aims to advance understanding of the influence of environment on human health over a lifetime. HHEAR provides researchers access to high-quality, exposure-assessment services including, state of the art laboratory analysis of biological and environmental samples, statistical analysis, and expert consultation on exposure analysis, study design, and data analysis and interpretation.
Keep up to date about the current Genomic Epidemiology projects and initiatives ongoing at EGRP.
Patient Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing Network
NCI intends to support the Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) Network, which will include several research centers and one Coordinating Center. The overall purpose of the PE-CGS Network is to promote and support direct engagement of cancer patients and post-treatment cancer survivors as participants in cancer research and to use such approaches for rigorous cancer genome sequencing programs addressing important knowledge gaps in the genomic characterizations of tumors.
Get information and view details about the Genomic Epidemiology projects and initiatives at EGRP that have been completed.
Up For A Challenge (U4C) – Stimulating Innovation in Breast Cancer Genetic Epidemiology
The U4C advanced innovation in the field of genetic epidemiology, increased the amount and diversity of minds tackling a scientific problem, and made breast cancer genetic epidemiologic data more widely available.