National Cancer Institute
|Abbrev||NCI, CA +|
|Definition||It was established under the National Canc … It was established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
Specifically, the Institute:
|Is part of||National Institutes of Health +|
|Label||National Cancer Institute +|
|ModifiedDate||27 June 2013 +|
|SuperCategory||Government granting agency +|
|Synonym||National Cancer Institute +|