Progress Across the Cancer Control Continuum

DCCPS programs are carried out by teams of experts engaging in quality cancer control research that benefits the nation. They identify program-specific research goals and objectives, recommend action for resource allocation, collaborate with subject matter experts in their field, and monitor technological, scientific, and policy developments to consider future research priorities.

Behavioral Research Program

The Behavioral Research Program initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research to increase the breadth, depth, and quality of behavioral research in cancer prevention and control.

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program supports research in human populations to understand determinants of cancer occurrence and outcomes and translate findings to clinical and public health interventions.

Healthcare Delivery Research Program

The Healthcare Delivery Research Program advances innovative research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care, thereby improving health for individuals and populations.

Health Disparities Research

Our health disparities research practice promotes and conducts research that identifies and addresses the structural, social, economic, cultural, psychological, behavioral, and biological mechanisms contributing to health disparities across the cancer control continuum.

Implementation Science

Our implementation science practice improves the impact of cancer control and population science on the health and health care of the population and fosters the rapid integration of research, practice, and policy.

Office of Cancer Survivorship

The Office of Cancer Survivorship 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.

Surveillance Research Program

The Surveillance Research Program provides national leadership in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating reliable population-based cancer statistics. This infrastructure benefits the public, policymakers, and scientists in understanding changes in cancer incidence and outcomes in all segments of the U.S. population over time.

Evaluating the Impact of Legislation and Informing Public Policy in Cancer Control

The National Cancer Act, passed in 1971, changed how we view cancer care. In this 50th anniversary year of that landmark legislation, we look back at select examples of legislation that have played a pivotal role and that have laid the foundation for continued progress for the next 50 years.

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Behavioral Research Program