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.

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NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Study adds to debate about mammography in older women.


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Few people with cancer undergo testing for inherited gene mutations.


VA News

VA and National Cancer Institute announce historic data-sharing partnership to better understand and treat cancer among Veterans.


NCI Cancer Data Science Pulse Blog

Former fellow shares NCI experience with geocoding and patient privacy.


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Drinking alcohol, often heavily, common among people with cancer and long-term survivors.


Elsevier Press Release

Latest version of the Healthy Eating Index covers toddler diet quality.


NCI Press Release

Annual Report to the Nation Part 2: New cancer diagnoses fell abruptly early in the COVID-19 pandemic.


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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