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.


NIH Report Summarizes Research on Vaccine Communication

Read this report that summarizes evidence-informed communication strategies to address vaccine hesitancy and foster vaccine confidence.


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.

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Upcoming Event


Cancer and Aging: Microenvironmental Impact on Oncogenesis and Immunity

In this webinar, two experts will describe the evolutionary perspective to address cancer and aging questions, and the role of the aging immune system in response to immune therapy in cancer. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session. This event is part of the Perspectives on Cancer and Aging: The Arti Hurria Memorial Webinar Series.

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