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National Cancer Institute
The NCI was established under the National Cancer Act of 1937 and is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. It operates the Cancer Information Service, the NCI Contact Center, which includes a toll-free telephone system (1-800-4-CANCER). NCI's Contact Center can help you whether you are a patient or cancer survivor, a concerned family member or friend, a health care provider, or someone who has been touched in some way by cancer. The service can connect individuals to clinical trials or treatment centers, answer questions about cancer screening or diagnosis, and provide information about living with cancer, plus much more.
The Partnership Program offers help with local programming and health initiatives for community organizations and agencies.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.