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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. BRP initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research, including basic behavioral and psychological science as well as the development, testing, and dissemination of interventions in cancer control areas such as tobacco use, diet and energy balance, and sun protection.

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

BRP-Framework, Prevention: Diet and Alcohol Use, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, HPV Vaccination, Sleep, Tobacco Use and Exposure, UV Exposure - Early Detection: Cancer Screening, Genetic Testing, Symptom Identification - Diagnosis and Treatment: Adherence, Palliative Care, Patient Engagement, Shared Decision-Making, Self-Management - Survivorship: Coping, Monitoring and Maintenance, End of Life
  • Diet & Alcohol Use
  • Physical Activity
  • Sedentary Behavior
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Sleep
  • Tobacco Use & Exposure
  • UV Exposure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Genetic Testing
  • Symptom Identification
  • Adherence
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Engagement
  • Shared Decision-Making
  • Self-Management
  • Coping
  • Monitoring & Maintenance
  • End of Life
BRP Fact Sheet

BRP Fact Sheet (PDF), December 2017

BRP Video Overview
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.