New cancer ‘moonshot’ by President Obama, and Illumina takes up early detection of cancer

This week saw the last of the State of the Union addresses by President Obama, and those of us at EPICentre were gladdened by the priority he gave to cancer. In stirring words he talked of ‘For the loved ones we have all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the […]

Bad luck and cancer risk

Those of us at Epicentre have long appreciated that bad luck plays a part in the risk of getting a cancer. This conclusion seems to be unavoidable once it is understood that a cancer results from a series of genetic mutations or other deleterious genomic events that occur over time within a single cell […]

Common gene variants

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) is one of the most important journals in cancer research, and the material it publishes are a useful indicator of the direction of cancer research in general. The May issue of JNCI provides an illuminating insight into how large population based genetic studies are helping the way […]

EPIC publication highlights

EPIC researchers (see the About us section) are very active publishers. Below is a summary of some of the recent publications that have come from collaborators of EPIC data in April/May 2015. You can access the paper on by clicking the title of the manuscript.

Circulating prolactin and in situ breast cancer risk in […]