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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NCI Press Release

Monica Bertagnolli begins work as 16th director of the National Cancer Institute.


New NIH Initiative on Health Communication Research

NIH recently established an NIH Common Fund program to advance health communication science and practice.


Tobacco Control Monograph #23

This new volume focuses on treating smoking in cancer patients.

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