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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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.

OCS 25th Anniversary Report

The NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship: Twenty-five Years of Progress

The OCS 25th Anniversary Report highlights the history of the office, milestones in cancer survivorship research, and the continued growth of the field.


2021 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 Trends Progress Report

The newly updated report summarizes our nation's advances against cancer in relation to Healthy People targets.


NCI Tobacco Control Monograph 23

Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care.


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.

Learn More About DCCPS and Cancer Control