This is the central Web site for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCI is a
part of the National Institutes of Health, within the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services. This Web site offers free, credible,
current, comprehensive online information about cancer prevention, diagnosis,
treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials, and news, as well as links to
other NCI Web sites. For help using this site, please see below or visit our
Help page to contact an NCI information specialist by telephone, online
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The main content categories on the NCI Web site can be viewed by clicking on the
tabs along the top of each page of the site:
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Our Site Map provides a clickable outline of these
categories and their contents.
Or view our Navigate the NCI booklet to see short descriptions of the information and resources available
within the content categories.
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NCI's Web site offers a specialized search capability for several content areas.
Clinical Trials Basic Search Form. Use this form to search NCI's comprehensive Physician Data Query (PDQ®) database of cancer clinical trials. The basic search form allows searching by basic information such as type of cancer and location of trial.
Clinical Trials Advanced Search Form. Use this form to do a more focused clinical trials search. For example, it is possible to narrow your search by type of treatment, drug/agent, hospital/institution, or city and state.
Search Cancer Genetics Services Directory. Use this form to search the Cancer Genetics Services Directory, a list of individuals who provide services related to cancer genetics. You can limit your search by choosing a specific cancer type, cancer family syndrome, and/or geographic location.
Search Cancer Literature in PubMed. This page links to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database, which provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE literature citations dating back to the mid-1960s. You can search the PubMed database using specific terms or phrases.
Alternatively, you can use Cancer Topic Searches (preformulated searches of PubMed) to retrieve literature citations on more than 100 major cancer topics.
Find News Releases. The News area of the NCI Web site contains a search function for retrieving news stories by date and keyword searching.
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