Research Groups

Section of Environment and Radiation


The overall objectives of the Section of Environment and Radiation (ENV) are to investigate environmental, lifestyle, occupational, and radiation-related causes of cancer in human populations. The Section investigates these exogenous factors with the aims of contributing to primary prevention of cancer, increasing our understanding of biological mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and assessing the impact of environmental factors in the prognosis and course of disease and how to best implement protection. These objectives are achieved through collaborative international epidemiological studies using a multidisciplinary approach or through the initiation of individual analytical epidemiological studies. The Section also coordinates international consortia of epidemiological studies.