What Is Cancer?
Definition of cancer, a brief explanation of the origins of cancer in cells, basic cancer statistics, and links to other NCI cancer-related resources.
NCI Fact Sheets
Fact sheets that address a variety of cancer topics. The fact sheets are frequently updated and revised based on the latest cancer research.
What You Need To Know About Cancer Index
The What You Need To Know About Cancer publication series provides information on many types of cancer. Each publication includes information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, emotional issues, and questions to ask your doctor.
NCI Annual Report for 2004: Progress in Cancer Research
This annual report describes a sample of the breadth and depth of NCI's scientific and programmatic accomplishments in 2004.
NCI International Portfolio
This portfolio provides an overview of the breadth and depth of NCI's international cancer control and research programs, as well as brief descriptions of NCI's international collaborations and research efforts.
Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice
This monograph describes influential theories of health-related behaviors, the processes of shaping behaviors, and the effects of community and environmental factors on behavior. It makes health behavior theory accessible and provides tools to solve problems and assess the effectiveness of health promotion programs. NIH Publication No. 05-3896
Publications Locator and Catalog
An online system for finding, viewing, and ordering NCI reports, publications, and other materials. Can be searched by topic, audience, and language. Catalog of available items, updated daily, can be printed for off-line use.
Ordering National Cancer Institute Publications: Questions and Answers
A fact sheet that describes NCI policy on distribution of publications, including quantity, cost, method of payment, shipping and handling, and refunds. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 1.20
Reproduction and Use of National Cancer Institute Materials
A fact sheet that describes guidelines for reproduction of NCI written text and artwork. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 1.11
Cancer Literature in PubMed
Searching for all citations using the NLM PubMed database.
Cancer Topic Searches
Searching for cancer-related citations using the NLM PubMed database.
Understanding Cancer Series
This Web site contains graphic-rich tutorials for educational use by life science teachers, medical professionals, and the interested public. Each tutorial is also available in PDF and PowerPoint formats that may be downloaded from the Web.
Inside Cancer: Multimedia Guide to Cancer Biology
This Web site uses animations, narration, and interviews to explain how cancer develops and to discuss cancer causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
An NCI database that contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine, plus clinical trials.
NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms
A dictionary of more than 100 genetics-related terms written for healthcare professionals. This resource was developed to support the comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed
PDQ cancer genetics information summaries.
Professional Resources for Cancer Patient Education
Information about the Cancer Patient Education Network, the cancer education grants program, and a listserv for cancer patient educators.
EPEC-O | Palliative Care Educational Materials
The EPEC-O Curriculum is a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care in multimedia format developed specifically for clinicians caring for persons with cancer.
How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers
This fact sheet contains information to help people decide whether the health information they find on the Internet or receive via e-mail from a Web site is likely to be reliable. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 2.10
Prevention Communication Research Database
This database offers a searchable collection of audience research conducted or sponsored by HHS agencies and concerning prevention issues such as physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco use, and substance abuse.
Search ASCO's comprehensive database of abstracts to find the results of the latest clinical cancer research.
Links to Other Web Sites
Links to other federal government Web sites and to NCI partners.