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NCI at a Glance Infographic

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) leads the cancer research community toward accelerating the rate of scientific discovery and reducing the burden of cancer in the United States and around the world. NCI is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. Our scope of work spans a wide range of research disciplines—from basic science to epidemiology to clinical trials. Most of NCI’s budget is used to fund research at universities and research centers across the country.

Explore the NCI at a Glance infographic to learn more about who we are and what we do.

An overview of NCI's historical milestones, funding process, training efforts, and the NCI-designated cancer centers. NCI's work includes genomics, public health, clinical trials, surveillance, scientific review, basic research, funding, drug development, disparities research, survivorship research, and more. Funds available to the NCI in FY 2022 totaled $6.9 billion. NCI invests in scientists at every education and career stage from middle and high school students through established investigators.