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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New OCS Director

Dr. Emily S. Tonorezos named Director of NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship.


Oct. 2020 — Special Journal Issueexit disclaimer

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Cancer Currents Blog

Smoking initiation shifting from teens to young adults.


Cancer Currents Blog

Persistent poverty linked to increased risk of dying from cancer.


Cancer Currents Blog

People with cancer say access to their clinical notes is valuable.


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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