Welcome to the Behavioral Research Program, DCCPS

The Behavioral Research Program initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research to increase the breadth, depth, and quality of behavioral research in cancer prevention and control.

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COVID-19 Information for Cancer Researchers

NCI’s webpage provides resources and guidance to assist cancer researchers deal with the challenges of conducting research during this time.


Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence through Behavioral and Social Science

Read this NIH blog post by Program Director Sylvia Chou and OBSSR colleague Christine Hunter on an NIH COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Report.


HINTS 5 Cycle 4 (2020) Dataset

The HINTS 5 Cycle 4 (2020) dataset has just been released! It includes new data on genetic testing, clinical trials, and attitudes toward communication-related public health policies.

About the Behavioral Research Program

BRP research priorities address key psychological and behavioral targets across the cancer control continuum, from prevention to end-of-life care. These priorities include basic behavioral and psychological science, interventions in cancer control areas such as tobacco use, diet and energy balance, and sun protection, and processes and effects of communication and informatics.

Research Branches


Upcoming Event


The Intersection of Chronic Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Cancer Risk

Experts will discuss the interaction between chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, obesity, and cancer. They also will address which process initiates the downward spiral toward metabolic dysregulation.

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