Investments in Cancer Control Research

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Researchers funded by DCCPS have advanced the science to improve public health for more than two decades, and we celebrate their scientific advances and research accomplishments in cancer control and population sciences. Major programmatic areas include epidemiology and genomics research, behavioral research, health care delivery research, surveillance research, and survivorship research.

In fiscal year 2020, DCCPS funded 767 grants valued at more than $509 million, with work in the US and internationally aimed to reduce risk, incidence, and deaths from cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. In addition, the division funded $88 million in contracts, which include the SEER Program. While the majority of DCCPS funding is for investigator-initiated research project grants, the division also uses a variety of strategies to support and stimulate research, such as multi-component specialized research centers, cancer epidemiology cohorts, and supplements to NCI-Designated Cancer Center support grants.

Learn more about the DCCPS grant portfolio and funding trends at

Total Dollars (in Millions)

Column Chart showing the research grants in terms of U.S. Dollars

Total Grants

Column Chart showing the research grants in terms of number of grants