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.


 

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Publication

An Analysis of Survivorship Care Strategies in National Cancer Control Plans in Africa

In this recent study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, OCS Deputy Director Dr. Michelle Mollica and co-authors conclude that survivorship objectives and strategies in Africa should extend beyond palliative care to encompass all aspects of survivorship, as well as include indicators to measure progress.

Upcoming Presentation

OCS New Investigators Series presents The Rainbow Connection: Building a Career as an LGBTQ+ Scientist

January 2023 – Join the Office of Cancer Survivorship for this webinar on January 31, 2023, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Dr. Charles Kamen will present The Rainbow Connection: Building a Career as an LGBTQ+ Scientist. OCS created the New Investigators Series to support those who are early in their career in cancer survivorship research. Register now for this upcoming event.

Upcoming Presentation

OCS Director's Series presents Innovations in Survivorship Models of Care

February 2023Register now for this upcoming OCS Director’s Series webinar. On February 28, 2023, from 3-4 p.m. ET, Dr. Ray Chan will present Innovations in Survivorship Models of Care.

Upcoming Presentation

OCS Director's Series presents Cancer Information Online: Misinformation and Other Pitfalls for Cancer Survivors

March 2023 – Join the Office of Cancer Survivorship for this upcoming OCS Director’s Series webinar on March 21, 2023, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Dr. Stacy Loeb will present Cancer Information Online: Misinformation and Other Pitfalls for Cancer Survivors. Register now.

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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