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Behavioral Research - Cancer Control and Population Sciences

About Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)

Mission: The Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB) advances research in biobehavioral mechanisms and psychological processes to reduce cancer risk and improve outcomes.

Scientific Priorities: The BBPSB research agenda includes, but is not limited to:

  • Basic mechanisms of cognition, emotion, judgment, and decision making
  • Biological mechanisms of psychosocial influences on cancer biology and outcomes
  • Methodology and measurement of basic psychological, cognitive, and affective processes
  • Biobehavioral mechanisms of comorbidities associated with cancer and cancer treatment
  • Basic mechanisms of sensation, attention, and perception as related to cancer risk and control
  • Basic mechanisms of the placebo effect

Funding for Basic Psychological Science at the National Cancer InstituteExit Disclaimer, APS Observer Mary/June 2012
The National Cancer Institute: A Hub for Psychological and Behavioral SciencesExit Disclaimer, APS Observer May/June 2009

Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB) Fact Sheet (PDF), June 2012

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BBPSB Grant Portfolio

Currently funded grants
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Last Updated: June 21, 2013

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