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.


Health Misinformation on Social Mediaexit disclaimer

Read this special issue of the American Journal of Public Health dedicated to health misinformation on social media.


Cancer Currents Blog

Read this Cancer Currents blog post about how smoking initiation is shifting from teens to young adults.

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


Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Assessment in Obesity and Cancer Research: Current Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities

This webinar will review the impact of sleep and circadian disturbances on obesity and cancer risk and current measurement approaches. It will feature two experts in the field. Dr. Kenneth Wright will discuss the assessment of circadian rhythm and sleep health biomarkers from a laboratory and field studies perspective. Dr. Susan Redline will discuss the assessment of sleep health across the lifespan from a population-health perspective. The webinar will conclude with Q&A.

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