Welcome to the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)
The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) aims to reduce cancer risk, incidence, and death and enhance quality of life for cancer survivors by supporting innovative research and recommending ways to apply that research in quality health care delivery.
Areas of Interest
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2015
Part I: National Cancer Statistics
DATE: May 2018
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer
Part II: Recent Changes in Prostate Cancer Trends and Disease Characteristics
DATE: May 2018
Cancer Control in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
NCI Cancer Currents Blog on efforts to address cancer disparities affecting these populations
DATE: April 2018
Rural Cancer Control Meeting
May 30 - 31, 2018: Accelerating Rural Cancer Control (ARCC) Research, Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
DATE: January 2018
Cancer Control Publications (CC Pubs)
Visit our searchable database to find research conducted by DCCPS staff, grantees, and contract investigators since 1998.
DATE: November 2017
In 1997, NCI established DCCPS to enhance its ability to alleviate the burden of cancer through cancer control research. This research generates basic knowledge about how to monitor and change individual and collective behavior, and to ensure that knowledge is translated into practice and policy rapidly, effectively, and efficiently. Learn more about DCCPS and cancer control.
DCCPS supports research in surveillance, epidemiology, health services, behavioral science, and cancer survivorship. The division also acts as a source of expertise and evidence on issues such as the quality of cancer care, economic burden of cancer, geographic information systems, statistical methods, communication science, comparative effectiveness research, obesity and tobacco control, and translation of research into practice. Learn more about our specific areas of research.
Developing and applying quality research in the behavioral and social sciences to cancer prevention and control.
Epidemiology & Genomics
Understanding susceptibility to cancer and cancer-related outcomes through grant-supported, population-based research.
Healthcare Delivery Research
Evaluating patterns and trends in cancer-associated health behaviors, risk factors, health care services, economics, and outcomes.
Advancing research and practice to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based interventions and policies into routine health care.
Collecting and analyzing data and developing statistical methods to answer key cancer-related questions.