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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Tobacco Control Monograph #23

This new volume focuses on treating smoking in cancer patients.


Cancer Healthcast

Where psychology and skin cancer prevention meet.


HINTS Brief 53

Patterns and Predictors of Telehealth Use among US Adults in 2022.


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

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


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Can artificial intelligence–driven chatbots correctly answer questions about cancer?



A new, free text messaging resource launches to help American Indian and Alaska Native adults and adolescents quit smoking commercial tobacco.


HHS Press Release

HHS Announces New Smoking Cessation Framework to Support Quitting.

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


Exploring Biomarkers of Aging in the Context of Cancer Risk

On May 16th, the webinar will focus on biomarkers of aging in the context of cancer risk. Speakers will discuss how biomarkers of aging or aging clocks are being used in cancer research and where they see knowledge gaps, challenges, and future opportunities for research and clinical use.

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