Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 29

Leveraging Existing Biospecimen Resources to Advance Cancer Epidemiology Research

Genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to the occurrence of most common cancers (1).  Moreover, these relationships with cancer risk are complicated by the fact that the spectrum of risk factors may depend on the specific cancer subtype.  For example, different genetic loci are associated with risk of specific breast cancer subtypes (2­).  Beyond genetic …

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Mar 15

Stimulating Fresh Thinking on 21st Century Cancer Epidemiology

Welcome to the inaugural posting of the “Cancer Epidemiology Matters” blog, published by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) (1). Our aim is to engage epidemiologists and other scientists, as well as providers, consumers, and policy makers, in helping chart the direction of cancer epidemiology in the 21st century. This …

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