Since 1976, the Cancer Information Service has
been the foremost source for the latest, most accurate cancer
information for patients, their families, the general public,
and health professionals.
Cancer Information Service operates a toll-free telephone service
that provides the most recent scientific information to callers
in understandable language in both English and Spanish and shares
resources on cancer programs and services in communities across
its Partnership Program, the Cancer Information Service assists
organizations interested in developing education efforts to reach
minority audiences and people with limited access to health care
information or services.
Cancer Information Service also plays a valuable role in bringing
people into the research process by promoting participation in
research studies and testing ways to help people adopt healthier
behavior and make informed decisions.
for Disease Control and Prevention:
To plan, direct, and support cancer control efforts
through collaborations with prevention partners in state health
agencies, federal agencies, academic institutions, and national,
voluntary, and private sector organizations.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer
Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health
information dissemination, and other programs with respect to
the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation
from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the
families of cancer patients.
Institutes of Health:
The National Institutes of Health is the steward
of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission
is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature
and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge
to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.