Welcome to the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)

The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) aims to reduce cancer risk, incidence, and death and enhance quality of life for cancer survivors by supporting innovative research and recommending ways to apply that research in quality health care delivery.

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It’s been a momentous year for the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, our nation’s premier source for cancer statistics. We also made progress in the six future directions for research that we and the cancer control community identified and unveiled in 2022, and we supported research toward the eight goals of the recently launched National Cancer Plan.

This year’s Overview and Highlights gives a report on our progress in these endeavors and opportunities for future growth, so that we can continue to have an impact and advance the science to help reduce the consequences of cancer for all.

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2023 Overview and Highlights Cover



Federal Drive with Tom Temin

This Rocky has been knocking-out cancer for decades, using statistics.


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Can artificial intelligence–driven chatbots correctly answer questions about cancer?


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Study finds shortcomings in monitoring caregivers' emotional health.


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

ENLACE study explores colorectal cancer in Hispanic and Latino people.


Elsevier Press Release

Latest version of the Healthy Eating Index covers toddler diet quality.


NCI Press Release

Annual Report to the Nation Part 2: New cancer diagnoses fell abruptly early in the COVID-19 pandemic.


In 1997, NCI established DCCPS to enhance its ability to alleviate the burden of cancer through cancer control research. This research generates basic knowledge about how to monitor and change individual and collective behavior, and to ensure that knowledge is translated into practice and policy rapidly, effectively, and efficiently.

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