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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More CIS Facts
February 1976: The first CIS call is taken (Florida)

Mid-1980s: CIS begins using Physician Data Query, NCI's comprehensive cancer database; the Publications Ordering Service is launched; e-mail is introduced into day-to-day operations; and CIS launches a community outreach component

2000: Smoking cessation call centers become a permanent service

2002: The NCI Smoking Quitline number,1-877-44U-QUIT, is implemented

2004: In accordance with the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Initiative, 1-800-QUITNOW is established

2005: CIS is awarded 15 base contracts to operate the CIS Partnership Program, and 4 of those contracts are also awarded call centers

In FY 2005, via all access channels to CIS, 4,256,912 inquiries were received.
KeyRegional Partnership Offices with a Call CenterRegional Partnership OfficesNorthwestNorthwest Office with Call CenterCaliforniaCalifornia OfficeRocky MountainRocky Mountain OfficePacific (not shown: Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, Guam, American SamoaPacific OfficeNorth CentralNorth Central OfficeHeartlandHeartland Office with Call CenterSouth CentralSouth Central OfficeMidwestMidwest OfficeMid-SouthMid-South OfficeNew EnglandNew England OfficeNew YorkNew York Office with Call CenterAtlanticAtlantic OfficeMid-AtlanticMid-Atlantic OfficeSoutheastSoutheast OfficeCoastal (not shown: U.S. Virgin Islands)Coastal