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Christine Berg MD

Christine D. Berg MD

Special Volunteer, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Christine D. Berg, MD, currently serves as a Special Volunteer to the Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. She is an advisor to GRAIL, Inc on the Modeling and Real-world Evidence Executive Steering Committee. Her research efforts focus on cancer risk-based assessment and how to integrate molecular epidemiology and then move these efforts into the clinical arena. She is the former Chief, Early Detection Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute. In this position, she was Project Officer for the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO) and the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). She previously worked at Suburban Hospital as the Cancer Center Director and at the Georgetown University Medical School Lombardi Cancer Center as the head of breast cancer radiation oncology and as director of the residency training program. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.

She has transitioned to activities focused around adaptation and mitigation of the public health effects of the climate crisis. She serves on the Board of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility She is a member of the Climate Victory Council of the League of Conservation Voters and volunteers for the Sierra Club. She has recently joined the Cosmos Club in Washington DC where she participates actively in the Climate Change Group and the Natural Resources Group.


Dr. Berg is a consultant for GRAIL, Inc., a company that is working to make a multi-cancer early detection blood test.


Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Reduced Lung Cancer Mortality With Volume CT Screening