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.
Learn more about the BRP branches — Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences, Health Behaviors, Health Communication and Informatics, and Tobacco Control.
Apply for funding in behavioral research, read sample grant applications, and explore grantee resources.
Coronavirus: Guidance for Cancer Researchers
NCI’s webpage provides resources and guidance to assist cancer researchers deal with the challenges of conducting research during this time.
Mental health treatment is linked with longer cancer survival
BRP Program Director Dr. Wendy Nelson is quoted in this Cancer Currents blog post that discusses a recent study that found that mental health treatment is linked with longer survival among lung cancer patients with a mental health disorder.
New TUS-CPS data available now
New data from the 2018-2019 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (including July 2018, January 2019, and May 2019 data) are now publicly available.
Funding for social, ethical, and behavioral implications research on COVID-19 testing among underserved populations
This Notice of Special Interest highlights the urgent need to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications of COVID-19 testing among underserved and/or vulnerable populations through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative.
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.