Welcome to the Behavioral Research Program, DCCPS

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.

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Cancer Currents Blog

Study finds disparities in access to opioids for cancer pain at end of life.


New NIH Initiative on Health Communication Research

NIH recently established an NIH Common Fund program to advance health communication science and practice.


Tobacco Control Monograph #23

This new volume focuses on treating smoking in cancer patients.


Cancer Currents Blog

Telehealth can save people with cancer time, travel, and money.

About the Behavioral Research Program

BRP research priorities address key psychological and behavioral targets across the cancer control continuum, from prevention to end-of-life care. These priorities include basic behavioral and psychological science, interventions in cancer control areas such as tobacco use, diet and energy balance, and sun protection, and processes and effects of communication and informatics.

Research Branches


Upcoming Event


The Role of Structural Racial/Ethnic Racism in the Intersection between Obesity and Cancer Health Disparities

In the United States, racial and ethnic minoritized groups disproportionately suffer from the burden of cancer, obesity, and related metabolic consequences. This webinar will focus on increasing our understanding of the role of structural racism in the intersection of obesity and cancer disparities within racially and ethnically diverse populations.

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