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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages links to its public Web resources.

Individuals or organizations wishing to link to the NCI Web site should direct their link to If a description is to be provided with the link, NCI would prefer the following wording:

The National Cancer Institute's Web site ( provides accurate, up-to-date information about many types of cancer, information about clinical trials, resources for people dealing with cancer, and information for researchers and health professionals.

The abbreviated description "The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (" is also acceptable.

Links to individual pages within the NCI Web site are also permissible, provided attribution is made to NCI and any descriptive notes accurately reflect the content of the linked page(s).

Some pages on the NCI Web site may contain links to external Web sites. These links are provided for convenience and informational purposes. In general, it is the policy of the NCI Web site to link only to federal government Web sites and to the Web sites of NCI partners whose content meets acceptable standards of quality and also supplements or enhances existing content on An NCI partner is defined as any entity (e.g., cancer center, clinical trial cooperative group) with which NCI has a standing relationship (e.g., grant, memorandum of understanding, license, cooperative research and development agreement).

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