Spotlight on Scientists

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NCI-supported cancer researchers and scientists—working in medical research institutions and laboratories across the United States and on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campuses in Maryland—drive the science that leads to progress against cancer and improves the lives of people affected by cancer.

Profiles in Cancer Research

Meet a few of the NCI-funded researchers, clinicians, and others at work in cancer research.

Video Stories

NCI-supported scientists explain key aspects of basic and clinical cancer research; describe how and why they became cancer researchers, with advice for students; and offer their perspectives on a range of challenges and achievements in cancer research.

NCI Outstanding Investigator Award Recipients

Learn how these investigators' projects aim to break new ground in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical cancer research.

MERIT Award Criteria

The criteria for the MERIT Award (R37) program which provides a means to recognize the most outstanding R01 applications from superior researchers.