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.

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Upcoming Presentation

October 2021 — OCS 25th Anniversary Director’s Series

Register now for Dr. Hoda Badr’s presentation “Involving Family Caregivers in Cancer Survivorship Care: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities” on October 26, 2021, 2-3 p.m. ET.

Cancer Currents Blog

September 2021 — Addressing the Challenges of Cancer Misinformation on Social Media

Misinformation about cancer is pervasive on the internet and social media. Researchers are trying to understand its impact on patients and cancer care.

Cancer Currents Blog

August 2021 — Physical Activity May Lessen the Effects of Chemobrain, Study Finds

In a study of women with breast cancer, those who were active before and during chemotherapy had better cognitive function immediately and 6 months after chemotherapy.

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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