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Stories of Discovery

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) supports research that drives progress in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. This includes a broad range of research, from basic research into the biology shared by all kinds of cancers to research into how doctors can best communicate with patients to optimize health care.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. This collection of Stories of Discovery portrays how NCI's role in cancer research has led to landmark developments in our understanding of cancer biology, prevention, detection, and treatment, improved the lives of those fighting cancer, and continues to create hope for tomorrow.

Cancer Prevention

Cancer Detection

Cancer Treatment

Adult Cancer Treatment

Childhood Cancer Treatment

Survivorship and Palliative Care

Researcher Stories