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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Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

View the report, with updates of rates for new cases and deaths as well as trends for the most common cancers in the United States.


Updated Cancer Trends Progress Report

View this key source of national trend data across a spectrum of cancer control measures.


Cancer Currents Blog

Addressing the challenges of cancer misinformation on social media.


Cancer Currents Blog

Quitting smoking improves survival in people with lung cancer.


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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