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About Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

The Behavioral Research Program (BRP) is within the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The program initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research ranging from basic behavioral research to the development, testing, and dissemination of interventions in areas such as tobacco use, screening, dietary behavior, and sun protection.

Our goal is to increase the breadth, depth, and quality of behavioral research in cancer prevention and control.

Behavioral Research In Cancer Prevention and Control
BRP Video Overview
BRP Fact Sheet

BRP Fact Sheet (PDF), April 2017

Program Staff

The Behavioral Research Program is made up of approximately 70 dedicated staff members, contractors, and fellows. The program is located on the National Cancer Institute-Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Maryland, about 20 miles outside Washington, D.C.