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.




Announcing National Standards for Cancer Survivorship Care

NCI, working with other HHS agencies, has announced National Standards for Cancer Survivorship Care. This consensus-building process was undertaken as part of the Biden Cancer Moonshot and the President’s Cancer Cabinet. Read more.


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 Survivor Voices: The Vital Role of Survivors in Advancing Cancer Survivorship Research

June 2024 – Join the NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship for this OCS Director’s Series webinar during National Cancer Survivors Month. On June 18, 2024, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET,  OCS Director Dr. Emily Tonorezos will moderate Survivor Voices: The Vital Role of Survivors in Advancing Cancer Survivorship Research, featuring a panel of survivors, researchers, and advocates. Register now.

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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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