Genomic Epidemiology

The Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB) in NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) stimulates and supports epidemiology research in diverse populations to advance scientific knowledge on individuals’ innate susceptibility to cancer to inform prevention and control practices.


Research areas include

  • bioethics and ethical, legal, and social implications related to genomic epidemiology
  • data sharing, leveraging existing data resources, and sophisticated analysis methods
  • functional genomics, including metabolomics
  • gene-environment interaction
  • identification of common and rare genetic variants which influence cancer risk
  • increasing diversity of populations represented in genomics data and research
  • systems epidemiology

Program Directors

Investigators seeking grant funding for genomic epidemiology projects are encouraged to contact scientific staff in the Genomic Epidemiology Branch with questions.

GEB Program Directors

Featured Funding Opportunities

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Featured Resources

Current Initiatives

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Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) Network

The 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 direct engagement approaches for cancer genome sequencing programs to address knowledge gaps in the genomic characterization of tumors, particularly in rare cancers or rare cancer subsets, highly lethal cancers, cancers with an early age of onset, cancers with high disparities in incidence and/or mortality, or cancers in understudied populations.

Past Initiatives

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