DCCPS By The Numbers

As a window into the many ways DCCPS provides return on investment, we highlight here some snapshots of progress over the years.

  • Origami shaped number: 658658

    A total of 658 cancer control and implementation researchers, practitioners, and funders have participated in the Consortium in Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) meeting, formerly the Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC), since its inception in 2019. Focused on short- and long-term cancer control priorities, challenges, and opportunities and gaps in the implementation science (IS) space, the CCIS looks across National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other federally funded initiatives; and includes discussions on infrastructure for cross-collaboration. In 2019, 111 in-person attendees alongside an additional 136 virtual participants contributed to the effort. In its second year, 411 participants representing more than 150 institutions around the world joined the discussion. Looking to continue this important work, the 2021 CCIS meeting will be held virtually October 2021.

  • Origami shaped number: 202202

    Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs (EBCCP) is a searchable database of evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials and is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to research-tested materials. Currently, the 202 programs available on the EBCCP website span a range of health topics, delivery settings, and target populations.

  • Origami shaped number: 3,0803,080

    Engaging clinical and public health practitioners in the science and practice of implementation is essential for progress. Yet, practitioners are often unfamiliar with the field and how to apply the science in practice. Designed specifically for cancer control practitioners, Implementation Science at a Glance (PDF, 0.6 MB) provides a succinct overview of the rapidly evolving field. The workbook, which has been downloaded 3,080 times, was written by members of the NCI IS team and reviewed by public health practitioners and implementation researchers. The report is available as a PDF (PDF, 0.6 MB), ePub (EPUB, 3.6 MB), and Kindle (MOBI, 2.9 MB) file.

  • Origami shaped number: 185185

    Since its inception in 2018, the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) has provided 185 investigators with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research, with a specific focus on cancer across the cancer control continuum.

  • Origami shaped number: 300,517300,517

    There have been more than 300,000 views of the “Did You Know? HPV Español” video, part of the “Did You Know?” video series. A collaboration between DCCPS’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and NCI’s Office of Communications and Public Liaison, each brief “Did You Know?” video discusses a specific cancer type or a cancer-related topic. The series may be viewed on SEER’s website as well as on NCI’s YouTube Channel, under the “Cancer Statistics” playlist. There are now 29 “Did You Know?” videos available.

  • Origami shaped number: 1.77 million1.77 million

    DCCPS’s SEER Program collects and publishes cancer incidence, prevalence, and survival data from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 48% of the US population. The SEER Program is the only comprehensive source of population-based information in the United States that includes stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis and patient survival data, providing the greatest longevity for population-based cancer statistics in the United States. The SEER website has an average of 1.77 million hits per month.

  • Origami shaped number: 72.2%72.2%

    Over 72% of the Asian American population is now covered by the SEER Program.

  • Origami shaped number: 2828

    Begun with nine registries in 1973, there are now 28 SEER registries, with 12 new registries (3 CORE and 9 Research Support) added in 2021.

  • Origami shaped number: 7373

    SEER*Explorer is an interactive website that provides easy access to a wide range of SEER cancer statistics. It provides detailed statistics for a cancer site by gender, race, calendar year, age, and for a selected number of cancer sites, by stage and histology. There are 73 cancer types available to analyze in SEER*Explorer.

  • Origami shaped number: 800,000800,000

    There are now more than 800,000 new cancer cases per year in the recently expanded SEER Program.

  • Origami shaped number: 100,000100,000

    Since the June 2020 launch of the Smoking and COVID-19 page on the Smokefree.gov website, the webpage has received nearly 100,000 page views from users in all 50 states and 125 countries around the world. Users have completed more than 1,000 quit plans.

  • Origami shaped number: 1.9 million1.9 million

    The vaping cessation content on the Smokefree Teen website has received nearly 1.9 million page views since its launch in July 2019. An interactive vaping cessation quit plan builder was added to the website in July 2020, and users have completed more than 23,000 vaping quit plans since its launch.

  • Origami shaped number: 1,5001,500

    The Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB) has sponsored a mobile perception laboratory at the Radiological Society of North America, which allowed dozens of investigators to test more than 1,500 radiologist participants over 4 years, leading to 15 papers and 43 published abstracts.

  • Origami shaped number: 55,00055,000

    Across 14 administrations, the Health Information National Trends Survey® (HINTS) has surveyed more than 55,000 American adults, tracking profound shifts in the communication landscape. HINTS has a robust community of more than 10,000 data users, who have published more than 600 peer-reviewed papers using publicly accessible HINTS data. The HINTS program also has published more than 40 HINTS Briefs.

  • Origami shaped number: 3737

    The Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (CLASS) monitors, classifies, and evaluates 37 school policy areas related to physical education and nutrition, affecting more than 50 million US children.

  • Origami shaped number: 5,6505,650

    The current sample grant applications published by the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) have been downloaded more than 5,650 times since April 2018.

  • Origami shaped number: 18,75518,755

    DCCPS held 98 webinars and virtual meetings in 2020, with 18,755 registrants.

  • Origami shaped number: 7 million7 million

    The NCI Cohort Consortium has more than 7 million participants in 61 international cohorts and more than 50 projects that have made scientific discoveries about cancer risk factors and technical advances in cohort methodologies.

  • Origami shaped number: 6060

    The Cancer Epidemiology Descriptive Cohort Database (CEDCD) contains descriptive information from more than 60 cohorts in 17 different countries. CEDCD includes brief descriptions of the cohorts, contact information, questionnaires, types of data collected, enrollment numbers, number of cancer cases, and number of biospecimens collected. Its purpose is to foster collaboration and encourage cohort-based research. In 2020, CEDCD was accessed more than 3,500 times with approximately 2,500 new users.

  • Origami shaped number: 7373

    The database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) archives datasets and makes them available to the scientific community. As of 2020, 73 datasets from DCCPS-funded studies can be accessed through dbGaP.

  • Origami shaped number: 631,534631,534

    Since the Automated Self-Administered 24-hour (ASA24®) Dietary Assessment Tool was released in 2009, researchers have collected 631,534 dietary recalls or food records. On average, 71 new studies register to use ASA24 every month. As of April 2021, studies that used ASA24 to collect diet data published 394 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

  • Origami shaped number: 5,7295,729

    The Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015 is a valuable tool for surveillance, epidemiology, and intervention research and has been cited in nearly 150 articles since its release in 2018. Scientists in DCCPS and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) collaborated to create HEI, a measure of diet quality that can be used to assess compliance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and to monitor diet quality across an individual’s lifespan. The HEI-2015 SAS code has been downloaded 5,729 times since 2018.

  • Origami shaped number: 7272

    Since 1987, the Patterns of Care (POC) initiative has evaluated the dissemination of state-of-the-art cancer therapy and diagnostics into community oncology practice; identified patient-, provider-, and system-level factors that are associated with receipt and utilization of cancer care; and disseminated findings through scientific publications and presentations. To date, POC has collected information on 20 types of cancer, and 72 papers have been published highlighting the results of this work.

  • Origami shaped number: 31,99731,997

    There were 31,997 randomly selected adults who participated in the redesigned 2019 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which includes a 5-minute Cancer Control Supplement (CCS). The supplement includes rotating questions about cancer-related health behaviors, risk assessment, and screening. New data are released each September and are publicly available for analysis.

  • Origami shaped number: 3333

    Thirty-three language translations have been validated — and 17 more are in development as of April 2021 — for the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE™), a patient-reported outcome measurement system developed by NCI to capture symptomatic adverse events in patients on cancer clinical trials. A pediatric module for use with children (or their caregivers if the child is unable to self-report) is also available. The pediatric module is available in English, Italian, and Simplified Chinese, and several other languages are currently being tested, including Spanish, German, Korean, Danish, and French.

  • Origami shaped number: 2,9562,956

    There have been 2,956 publications using the HealthMeasures tool, which includes the PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me, and NIH Toolbox patient-centered measurement tools that enable investigators to capture data on symptoms, functioning, and health-related quality of life.

  • Origami shaped number: 151151

    In 2020, there were 151 investigator requests for new or updated SEER-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-linked data, including SEER-Medicare (128 requests), SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) (9 requests), and SEER-Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) (14 requests).

  • Origami shaped number: 1,0001,000

    The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is a national network that brings cancer prevention, control, and cancer care delivery research studies to people in their communities. Seven NCORP Research Bases develop and coordinate clinical trials and cancer care delivery research for 14 Minority/Underserved Community Sites and 32 community sites to bring NCI-approved trials to patients in 1,000+ locations in diverse, community-based hospitals, private practices, and other locations.

  • Origami shaped number: 76%76%

    In FY 2020, approximately 76% of the divisions’ funded awards included a health disparities component.

  • Origami shaped number: 33,03233,032

    Per PubMed, between 1947 (the first year that citations are included in PubMed) and 1995, the number of publications with the term cancer survivor was only 2,340. Between 1996, when the Office of Cancer Survivorship was created, and August 2021, there have been 33,032 cancer survivor publications, reflecting the expansion of cancer survivorship research championed by NCI.

  • Origami shaped number: 2828

    DCCPS awarded eight early-stage investigators (ESIs) in FYs 2010-12 for work in cancer survivorship. That number grew to 28 awarded ESI investigators in FYs 2019–21, a 250% increase in 10 years.

  • Origami shaped number: $111,581,130$111,581,130

    In 1998, DCCPS funded 13 grants to support cancer survivorship research, at a total of $3,150,482. By 2020, those numbers grew to 165 grants at a total of $111,581,130.

  • Origami shaped number: $21.3 million$21.3 million

    Over the years, DCCPS has trained more than 470 fellows at NCI, some for several years, allocating $21.3 million to their development.

  • Origami shaped number: 44%44%

    Given that the division is helping to train the next generation of researchers, there is a strong focus on diversity. Of the 2021 class of fellows, for example, 44% considered themselves African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, or multiethnic.

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