The mission of the Behavioral Research Center (BRC) is to conduct original behavioral research to modify cancer risk behaviors, and improve cancer outcomes and quality of life among cancer survivors, caregivers, and the general population. Within the broad scope of this mandate, the BRC focuses on:
- Quality of life and survivorship;
- Disparities in cancer risk behaviors and outcomes;
- Behavioral interventions for smoking cessation;
- Partnering with Health Promotions to design and evaluate Society behavioral intervention programs; and
- Partnering with public health entities, community-based organizations, and academic institutions to conduct research and convene scientific meetings (e.g. the Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conferences) and advance research in the field.
The BRC is headed by Kevin Stein, PhD, Managing Director.