Cancer is a major public health problem in New Jersey and in the United States. Cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease and the economic burden associated with cancer is substantial. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,660,290 subjects are expected to be diagnosed with invasive cancer in the United States in 2013 and about 580,350 cancer deaths are projected for 2013.
The mission of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology is to conduct population-based cancer research and to promote the provision of high quality and equitable cancer care for patients, families and the community. The overall goals of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology is to discover new causes of cancer, develop innovative methods of early detection, diagnosis and treatment as well as factors that will promote equality and quality of care through population-based research.
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