NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,122 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- National Cancer Institute
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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.