About us


Introduction to the Department of Cancer Epidemiology


The history of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology (DCE) dates back to 1976. The DCE currently offers master’s, PhD and post-doctoral programs. It is a collaborative center for the NIH Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars & Fellow Program (FICRS) and the Fulbright Program for US Students sponsored by US Department of State's Office of Academic Exchange Programs. It is a key research center recognized by the Beijing Education Bureau and the China Ministry of Education. In its three research divisions, there are five senior and six junior research fellows in the DCE, including six PhD holders. In addition, there is one American visiting professor and five invited experts and exchange scholars. It has long focused on basic and application-oriented research in cancer epidemiology, disease mechanisms, prevention and control measures, and evaluation of population-based interventions. In the last five years, it has conducted 28 programs sponsored by international and national organizations. To date it has published more than 200 articles in prestigious journals, with a total impact factor over 500. It has been awarded one international and two national prizes for its achievements in cancer prevention and control. It has collaborated in research programs with the United States National Cancer Institute, World Health Organization / International Agency for Research on Cancer, Seattle-based Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Cleveland Clinic, and domestic medical universities, hospitals and high-risk field sites.

With a vision of preventing cancer from the root in the pursuit of health, it strives to grow into a leading research center recognized nationally and internationally.