NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,354 terms related to cancer and medicine.
We offer a widget that you can add to your website to let users look up cancer-related terms. Get NCI’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms Widget.
- National Cancer Institute
- listen (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.