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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Future Directions

Director Dr. Katrina Goddard introduces this year’s Overview and Highlights report.

Read the Report


Press Release

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, Part 1

Cancer deaths continue downward trend; modest improvements in survival for pancreatic cancer.


NCI Press Release

NCI awards $23 million to establish centers of excellence to study telehealth for cancer care.


Healthcast Interview

Aging and cancer - research for healthier survivors.


2022 Overview & Highlights Report

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


Cancer Currents Blog

Study probes awareness of alcohol’s link to cancer.


Cancer Currents Blog

Reducing the cancer burden: future directions for NCI's cancer control research.


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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