Environment and Cancer
Cancer is a group of many related diseases that involve the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within the body. The causes of most cancers are unknown. Cancer risk may be influenced by genes, the environment, some behaviors (such as smoking or diet), or a combination of factors.
The Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB) has conducted studies of environmental exposures and cancer. Recent EHIB research papers, reports, and summaries relating to cancer and the environment are included below.