Behavioral Research Center


Our Mission

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. The BRC also provides behavioral expertise to inform American Cancer Society programs, services, and activities.

Our Work

Approximately 17 million Americans with a history of cancer are alive today. Although research has begun to document the issues faced by cancer survivors, many questions remain. Additionally, quality-of-life issues among persons touched by cancer are not fully understood. The American Cancer Society is committed to finding answers through survivorship and quality of life research, family caregivers research, and the biennial cancer survivorship conference.

Behavioral research to prevent cancer is also central to the work of the BRC, identifying and addressing behavioral factors involved in the prevention of cancer, such as: diet, physical activity, cancer screening, and tobacco control.