More than 40 years ago, the department started the first Central Hospital Based Cancer Registery in Alexandria,Egypt. Beside the long experience in registration of chronic diseases, the department collaborated with Mario Negri Institute in Italy in research in the field of Clinical Epidemiology. The department also gives regular lectures and launches workshops in the field of Medical research design ,medical statistics and Evidence Based Medicine ,as well as Statistical process control for quality in health care. In collaboration with department of Bioengineering and department of Genetics teaching courses in database and genetic epidemiology will be started.