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National Institutes of Health: National Cancer Institute: Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

DCCPS Organization

The organizational units that make up the DCCPS represent dedicated scientists, professionals, and support staff who work as a team in bringing the best cancer control research activities to the public. Visit the web sites of the programs and branches that make up the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

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  • Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) develops and supports a research agenda that explores the long and short term physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment. The NCI established the Office of Cancer Survivorship in 1996 to provide a focus within the NIH for the support of research and education aimed at professionals who deal with cancer patients and survivors. In consultation with the medical and consumer communities, the OCS articulates and coordinates a research strategy that will result in improvement in the quality of life, and a reduction in morbidity and mortality in cancer survivors.
  • The Behavioral Research Program (BRP) initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research ranging from basic behavioral research to the development, testing, and dissemination of interventions in areas such as tobacco use, screening, dietary behavior, and sun protection. BRP includes four branches: Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, and the Tobacco Control Research Branch.
  • The Epidemiology & Genomics Research Program (EGRP) plans, develops, and manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research that brings to bear the talents of extramural investigators to increase our understanding of the etiology and prevention of cancer. This program includes the Methods and Technologies Branch, Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Genomic Epidemiology Branch, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch, and the Risk Factor Assessment Branch.
  • Health care delivery research at NCI is conceptualized as the study of cancer care, factors influencing care, and outcomes of care. Cancer care refers to medical services offered across the cancer continuum, such as screening individuals not known to have cancer; treating cancer patients; following cancer survivors for recurrence; and providing psychosocial support at the end of life for patients and their caregivers. HDRP includes three branches: the Healthcare Assessment Research Branch, the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch, and the Outcomes Research Branch.
  • The mission of the Implementation Science (IS) Team is to build and advance the field of Implementation Science by:
    • Stimulating an increasing number of competitive grant submissions on cancer implementation science that contribute to the development of innovative methods and study designs.
    • Building science to integrate new knowledge across clinical and public health research, practice and policy.
    • Promoting science that is rigorous, transparent and relevant in the real world.
    • Fostering rapid learning strategies to improve individual and population health.
    • Building partnerships for the development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based measures, initiatives, and programs.
    • Developing a robust and supportive network of trained, trans-disciplinary implementation scientists.
  • The Surveillance Research Program (SRP) plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a program of cancer surveillance and health services research involving the collection and analysis of data and the assessment of the impact of health care delivery and other health system factors. The program strives to answer key questions about cancer incidence, mortality, and cancer-related health behaviors in diverse regions and populations of the U.S. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, a major component of the SRP, collects cancer data on a routine basis from designated population-based cancer registries in various areas of the country. The SRP includes the Surveillance Informatics Research Branch, the Data Quality, Analysis, and Interpretation Branch, the Data Analysis Branch, and the Statistical Research and Applications Branch.