Cancer is a major cause of death worldwide and numerous environmental and occupational exposures have been shown to cause cancer. These include air-pollution, water contaminants, numerous occupational chemical exposures, other occupationally related factors such as shift work, ionising radiations and other. In addition, cancer research is among the leading fields in the application of biomarkers and genetics to evaluate mechanisms of disease and susceptible populations.
Scientists at ISGlobal-Campus MAR have extensive experience in cancer research. Their main aim is to identify environmental and occupational causes of cancer. Among the main exposures examined are drinking water disinfection by-products and ionising and non-ionising radiation and among the main cancer sites evaluated are bladder cancer, brain tumours, colon cancer and also lymphomas, childhood cancers, breast and prostate cancer.