National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research. NCI conducts, coordinates, and funds cancer research, training, health information distribution, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer. You can learn more by visiting the National Cancer Institute website.

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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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