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.



Upcoming Presentation

September 2022 – OCS Director’s Series, in partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

On September 27, 2022, 2-3 p.m. ET, Dr. Eric Chow and Dr. Sherry-Ann Brown will present Cardio-oncology: Collaborating to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes in Cancer Survivors. Register now for this upcoming event.


June 2022 — Number of Cancer Survivors in the US Grows to an Estimated 18.1 Million

A new report led by researchers at NCI and the American Cancer Society estimates that there are more than 18 million cancer survivors in the US, and more than two-thirds of them are age 65 or older. Find additional survivorship-related statistics on the OCS statistics and graphs page in the report.


June 2022 — Cancer Survivor Stories

Explore our newly updated Cancer Survivor Stories section. These survivors shared their experiences and their advice for others who might face similar challenges.


June 2022 — Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs of Cancer Survivors: A Conversation with Dr. Patricia Ganz

In this interview with Cancer Currents, Dr. Patricia Ganz discusses psychosocial distress in cancer survivors and the challenges and opportunities in this area.

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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