EGRP's Research Interest Areas
NCI's Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) provides opportunities for investigators to increase understanding of cancer causes and prevention in human populations.
Interest Areas by Branch
- Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch
Clinical and translational epidemiology, including factors that influence development of cancer among persons with underlying diseases and conditions; the progression, recurrence, and mortality from cancer; and development of new primary cancers.
- Environmental Epidemiology Branch
Modifiable risk factors to reduce cancer risk in humans, such as diet and nutrition; alcohol; physical activity and energy balance; tobacco; infectious diseases; physical and chemical agents; and medical exposures, including medications and treatments.
- Genomic Epidemiology Branch
Host susceptibility factors that influence personal susceptibility to cancer in humans, such as genetic, epigenetic, immunological, hormonal, and biological pathways; and social, cultural, racial, and ethnic factors.
- Methods and Technologies Branch
Methods and technologies for epidemiologic data collection, study design and analysis, and development and adaptation of laboratory and technical approaches for large studies in human populations.
- Risk Factor Assessment Branch
Development, evaluation, and dissemination of high-quality risk factor metrics, methods, tools, technologies, and resources for use across the cancer research continuum, and the assessment of cancer-related risk factors in the population.
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