National Cancer Institute (NA-shuh-nul KAN-ser IN-stih-TOOT)
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. The National Cancer Institute conducts, coordinates,
and funds cancer research, training, health information
dissemination, and other programs with respect to the
cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.
Access the National Cancer Institute Web site at
http://www.cancer.gov. Also called NCI.