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.
Watch this new video from OCS Director Dr. Emily Tonorezos as she discusses the vision, mission, and future of OCS.
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.
Register now for Dr. Hermine Poghosyan’s presentation “Smoking Behaviors among Cancer Survivors: Challenges and Opportunities for Tobacco Treatment” on November 30, 2021, 2-3 p.m. ET.
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.
Featured Graph and Statistic
For all cancers combined, Black men have the highest rate of new cancer diagnoses.