The Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) is the division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) devoted to cancer prevention research. DCP provides funding and administrative support to clinical and laboratory researchers, community and multidisciplinary teams, and collaborative scientific networks.
The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI's mission is to lead, conduct, and support cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people to live longer, healthier lives. NCI's scope of work spans a broad spectrum of cancer research across a variety of disciplines and supports research training opportunities at career stages across the academic continuum.
The Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) conducts and supports research in cancer prevention, early detection, and screening, and on prevention and management of symptoms and toxicities in cancer patients. As an extramural division, DCP supports and promotes investigators around the country and internationally in these critical areas of cancer science.
History and Timeline
Cancer prevention and early detection research has been thriving at the National Cancer Institute for more than 45 years. Historic milestones in the science of cancer prevention are viewable on a timeline from the 1970s to today.