Welcome to the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)

The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) aims to reduce cancer risk, incidence, and death and enhance quality of life for cancer survivors by supporting innovative research and recommending ways to apply that research in quality health care delivery.

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Advancing Cancer Control

Meet the new DCCPS Director, Dr. Katrina Goddard. In this video, Dr. Goddard shares insight into her background, what inspires her research, and her journey with and to DCCPS.


Press Release

Annual Report to the Nation Part 2

Patient economic burden of cancer care more than $21 billion in the US in 2019.


Cancer Currents Blog

From scan to scan: the challenges of living with metastatic cancer.


Cancer Currents Blog

Despite proven safety of HPV vaccines, more parents have concerns.


2021 Overview & Highlights Report

View this new report, which covers a range of DCCPS initiatives and includes a retrospective on our work over the last 20 years.


In 1997, NCI established DCCPS to enhance its ability to alleviate the burden of cancer through cancer control research. This research generates basic knowledge about how to monitor and change individual and collective behavior, and to ensure that knowledge is translated into practice and policy rapidly, effectively, and efficiently.

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