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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The lead federal agency responsible for cancer-related research and training. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is also responsible for disseminating cancer-related information and evaluating the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice. Programs at NCI focus on the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer; and continuing care of people with cancer and their families.

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