NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
March 28, 2006 • Volume 3 / Number 13 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Highlights of the CIS Program

1975

The first 17 CIS contracts are awarded to NCI-designated Cancer Centers

1989

The first national training on clinical trials is launched, as is the adoption of the first standardized clinical trials search tool that tailors CIS' response to caller

1997

CIS Spanish call centers are inaugurated

1999

New contracts are awarded to 14 offices; the CIS Web site is launched; and a new telephone system is implemented

1983

NCI establishes a CIS toll-free number, 1-800-4-CANCER, replacing the previous 34 local toll-free lines

1996

The International CIS Group is established, and the CIS e-mail response service for NCI's Web site is launched

2001

CIS celebrates its 25th anniversary; LiveHelp, an instant-messaging service, is launched

2004

CIS takes its 10 millionth call

2006

CIS celebrates its 30th anniversary