Welcome to the Office of Cancer Survivorship Program, DCCPS

The NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) works to enhance the quality and length of survival of all persons diagnosed with cancer and to prevent, minimize, or manage adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.




Survivorship Concerns Among Individuals Diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer: Findings from the Cancer Experience Registry

In this recent publication in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, Dr. Rachelle Brick and coauthors utilized data from the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Experience Registry to describe the type and prevalence of survivorship concerns reported by individuals with metastatic cancer, and their associations with cancer diagnosis, treatment, and other variables. Read more.


Advancing Health Equity in Cancer Survivorship Research: National Institutes of Health 2017-2022 Portfolio Review

In this recent publication in JNCI, Dr. Michelle Doose and coauthors examined the FY2017-22 NIH Cancer Survivorship Research Portfolio to determine whether survivorship research focused on populations experiencing health disparities has shifted from describing health disparities to a health equity research agenda that addresses structural drivers. Read more.

Upcoming Presentation

OCS Director’s Series Presents High-Quality Care Without Breaking the Bank: Strategies to Prevent Financial Hardship in Cancer Survivors

May 2024 Registration is now open for this May 7, 2024, OCS Director’s Series webinar. Dr. Veena Shankaran MD, MS, will present High-Quality Care Without Breaking the Bank: Strategies to Prevent Financial Hardship in Cancer Survivors.

Upcoming Presentation

OCS New Investigators Series presents Building Partnerships to Sustain Your Program of Research

May 2024 – Register now for this upcoming OCS New Investigators Series webinar. On May 14, 2024, from 2-3 p.m. ET, Dr. Katie Devine will present Building Partnerships to Sustain Your Program of Research.

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About The Office of Cancer Survivorship

An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of life. There are many types of survivors, including those living with cancer and those free of cancer. This term is meant to capture a population of those with a history of cancer rather than to provide a label that may or may not resonate with individuals.

OCS works to promote a better understanding of unique needs of the growing population of cancer survivors, and to enhance our ability to address them.

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