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The "Environment and Cancer Research Group aims to: 1- analyze the influence of exposure to common environmental toxins on human cells and their relation to cancer development at the molecular level, with a focus on cancer breast, colon, and skin (melanoma),  2- dissect signaling pathways in the development of tumors of the previous types, 3- analyze the impact of obesity and diabetes and other non-communicable environmental risk factors on cancer, 4- explore the possibility of Dietary Chemoprevention of some dietary elements against cancer, and 5- explore the use of environmental and other agents in the treatment of cancer and identify novel therapeutic modalities for the treatment of cancer.