Epidemiology: Projects

Cancer Intervention & Surveillance Network (CISNET)

The goal of this study is to develop microsimulation population based models for the natural history of colorectal cancer; to determine the optimal best case strategies to reduce the CRC mortality rates in the population; and to use these models to inform health policy.

Estrogen, Diet, Genetics, and Endometrial cancer (EDGE)

The EDGE study is looking at how people’s diets, lifestyle, and individual genetic makeup affect their chances of getting endometrial cancer.

Genes, Environment & Melanoma (GEM)

The GEM study is a population-based case-control study of multiple melanoma conducted in various geographic regions of North America, Europe and Australia.

Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium (GLIOGENE)

Researchers hope that identifying a genetic link that will provide information about glioma that may lead to improved treatment, as well as ways to prevent this disease.

National Colonoscopy Study (NCS)

The National Colonoscopy Study is a multi-center, randomized controlled trial funded by NCI.

Organochlorines and the Risk of Liver Cancer

This study will further our understanding of the risks posed by ongoing low-level exposure to organochlorines and aflatoxins in developed countries.

Pancreatic Tumor Registry

This study is trying to identify environmental and genetic factors that affect risk in families and individuals with pancreatic cancer. We hope that by learning what causes this disease, we will be able to prevent it or diagnose it earlier.

Pesticides and the Risk of Breast Cancer

This study will identify any increased risk of breast cancer associated with the use of specific pesticides and sources of non-specific pesticide exposure typically found in agricultural communities.

Sunlight Exposure and the Risk of Breast Cancer

This study will evaluate the relationship between sunlight exposure, Vitamin D receptor gene variants, and physical activity and breast cancer risk.

Women's Environmental Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Study (WECARE)

This study examines the interaction of radiation exposure and genetic susceptibility in the etiology of second primary breast cancer.