The Epidemiology Service focuses on cancer prevention by investigating the etiology of cancer and by evaluating the effect of screening. Primary prevention investigations have focused on the study of genetic susceptibility to cancer. The Epidemiology Laboratory screens germline DNA for genetic polymorphisms, mutations, and other genetic changes that predispose individuals to cancer. Functional assays are also conducted to assess the effects of these genetic changes.
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