National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
You can contact the NCI online at http://www.cancer.gov/contact.
You can learn about ways to support the National Cancer Institute by visiting http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding.
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