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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NIH Science, Health, and Public Trust Blog

Building COVID-19 vaccine confidence through behavioral and social science.

Press Release

USDA Press Release

USDA and HHS released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025.


Cancer Currents Blog

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies can protect from reinfection, NCI study suggests.


FY 2020 DCCPS Overview and Highlights

View the DCCPS annual report, this year focusing on implementation science.


Cancer Currents Blog

Rate of suicides related to cancer is declining.


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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