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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Position available for Branch Chief, Tobacco Control Research

BRP seeks letters of interest from senior scientists to lead the tobacco control research branch.


Cancer Currents Blog

Despite proven safety of HPV vaccines, more parents have concerns.


Behavioral Research in Cancer Prevention and Control: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

BRP leadership highlights key areas of research to address cancer prevention and control challenges.

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


Accelerating the Development of Pediatric Physical Activity Interventions

This webinar will describe pediatric physical activity research across the translational research continuum and discuss opportunities to accelerate the application of pediatric physical activity knowledge from bench to bedside to communities.

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