The Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch monitors cancer risk factors by assessing tobacco use, food and
nutrient intakes, weight status, energy balance, physical activity, sun exposure, and genetic susceptibility
among the general population and specific subpopulations. Whenever possible, we conduct such research through
secondary analyses of existing national survey data.
However, we have supported the development of additional surveys to meet particular purposes. We have also
sponsored several studies to answer specific questions related to methods of assessment and the use of various
tests. These surveys and studies are described here.