On this page you can find useful information about cancer clusters by the following categories:

General Cancer Resources

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Information on cancer and environmental exposures

  • NCI’s Cancer Cluster Web siteexternal icon
    Provides general background information on cancer clusters and the available resources related to investigating or researching incidence of cancer. NCI provides specific information on their role in conducting routine surveillance studies of cancer incidence. NCI analyzes variations in cancer trends, including the frequency, distribution, and patterns of cancer in groups of people. These analyses may reveal patterns of cancer in specific populations and identify changes that may warrant investigation.In addition, NCI provides resources that allow users to visualize cancer trends by geographic location.
  • The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)external icon
    Provides information about environment-related diseases and health risks, such as electromagnetic fields and cancer.
    • Report on Carcinogensexternal icon
      Produced by NIEHS every other year, this report contains an extensive list of chemicals that cause cancer as well as many other toxicology reports
  • CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Provide information about exposures in the workplace known or suspected to cause cancer. NIOSH also responds to requests from employers, union representatives, or employees to evaluate potentially hazardous working conditions, including suspected cancer clusters.

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Page last reviewed: May 13, 2019