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.


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.


Cancer Healthcast

Where psychology and skin cancer prevention meet.


HINTS Brief 52

Disparities in Patient Portal Communication, Access, and Use.


NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Drinking alcohol, often heavily, common among people with cancer and long-term survivors.

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


Cancer-related cognitive impairments: Neural mechanisms and potential interventions

In this webinar, two speakers will discuss recent neuroimaging work that is illuminating the way cancer and cancer treatment affect the brain, and the current state of interventions to alleviate cancer-related cognitive impairments.

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