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 those exogenous factors with the aim of contributing to primary prevention of cancer and to increase our understanding of biological mechanisms of carcinogenesis. These objectives are achieved through collaborative international epidemiological studies in a multidisciplinary approach when possible or through the initiation of single epidemiological analytical studies. A second approach used by the Section is the coordination of international consortia of epidemiological studies.