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Cancer Research in Your Community

Cancer Research in Your Community icon The National Cancer Institute (NCI) collaborates with organizations and institutions across the country and around the world. Since no single sector of the cancer community can bring about progress alone, cooperation among key stakeholders is vital toward achieving a future when all cancers are uncommon and easily treated.  

As the leader of the National Cancer Program, NCI is responsible for coordinating research to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. NCI staff work with experts in basic, translational and clinical research; technology development; information management; and health care delivery to move toward this goal. 

This section provides detailed information on the partnerships NCI has established throughout the United States as well as state-specific information on cancer research. Take a look at the progress cancer stakeholders are making in your community.

Cancer Information for Your State
See NCI partnerships and funding for cancer research in your state or congressional district, research state legislation on cancer issues, or see which states pay for clinical trial costs

NCI's Cancer Research Partnerships
NCI funded clinical research programs including cancer centers, cooperative groups, networks, and global health initiatives

NCI Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR)
OAR serves as the cancer advocacy community's primary point of contact and facilitates the involvement of advocates in NCI's research activities to help enhance the scientific process and improve patient outcomes