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

New approach may help people with cancer better manage depression, pain, and fatigue.


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

LGBTQ+ voices: listening to sexual and gender minority people affected by 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


Sexual and Gender Minority Cancer Research Methodology: Lessons from the Field

In this webinar, several NCI Behavioral Research Program grantees will present findings and discuss important methodological issues in working with SGM communities and community partners.

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