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Cancer Bioinformatics Infrastructure Objects (caBIO)

  • An object modeling effort designed to model the domains of cancer research.

Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP)

  • Find molecular data and web-based analysis tools to understand the genomic changes that occur in cancer development.

Cancer Information Service (CIS)

  • The Cancer Information Service (CIS) is NCI's national information and education network.

Cancer Molecular Analysis Project (CMAP)

  • CMAP is designed to enable researchers to identify and evaluate molecular targets in cancer.

Cancer Research Portfolio

  • Web site for searching, browsing, and viewing all NCI-supported research

Cancer Topic Searches

  • Cancer Topic Searches are "packaged" literature searches of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database

Certificates of Confidentiality

  • Downloadable template and background information

Community Networks Program

  • Overview of the Community Networks Program projects and researchers

Conducting Clinical Trials

  • Educational series of basic & advanced materials

Congressional Testimony

  • Presentations to congressional committees on cancer research topics, visuals

Experiment Design Tools

  • Computer-based tools to support microarray experiment design

Genetic Annotation Initiative (GAI)

  • Identifies and characterizes polymorphisms in genes associated with cancer; locations of SNPs in genetic and physical maps

Informed Consent Documents

  • Downloadable template and NCI working group recommendations

Lectures and presentations from NIH

  • Videocast of daily and archived seminars

Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC)

  • Full-length cDNA clones for human, mouse, and a finite number of rat genes

Molecular Analysis of Cancer - Data Analysis Tools

  • Computer-based tools for analysis of microarray experimental data

Molecular Analysis of Cancer - Data Management

  • Tools for database management, XML representation, and manipulation of data

NCI Cancer Bulletin

  • Weekly newsletter from NCI, covering developments in cancer research, advocacy, legislation, and other topics of interest to the cancer community

NCI Drug Dictionary

  • Technical definitions, synonyms, and links to clinical trials for drugs/agents used in the treatment of cancer or cancer-related conditions

NCI's Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS)

  • The EVS provides a set of services and resources, including NCI Thesaurus and NCI Metathesaurus that facilitate the standardization of terminology across the Institute and the larger biomedical community.


  • Press releases, audiovisual resources, and more

PDQ Cancer Clinical Trials Registry

  • NCI's registry of cancer clinical trials includes more than 3,500 active clinical trials and 15,000 closed clinical trials.

PDQ Database

  • NCI's Comprehensive clinical cancer information database

Protecting Human Research Participants

  • Online course with interactive modules, case studies and exercises covering various topics

Special Populations Networks

  • Links to cancer information for special populations

State Cancer Legislative Database (SCLD)

  • State legislation and regulation on cancer-related topics

The National Cancer Institute's Web Site -

  • NCI's gateway to information about cancer, cancer clinical trials, and information of interest to the cancer research community

Visuals Online

  • Archive of downloadable images

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