National Cancer Institute


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National Cancer Institute

 (NCI)
an institute of the national institutes of health that leads a national effort to reduce the burden of cancer morbidity and mortality by stimulating and supporting scientific discoveries through basic and clinical biomedical research and training. It conducts and supports programs to understand the causes of cancer; prevent, detect, diagnose, treat, and control cancer; and disseminate information to the practitioner, patient, and public in general.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

National Cancer Institute

An American institute which, like the others in the National Institutes of Health, is under the US Public Health Service. The NCI has a focused interest in mainstream cancer research, conducts its own independent research, and guides the peer-review process for the funding of (mainstream) experimental protocols for treating malignancy.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

National Cancer Institute

An institute which, like the others in the National Institutes of Health, is under the US Public Health Service; the NCI has a focused interest on cancer research, conducts its own research, and guides peer-review for funding of mainstream experimental protocols for treating CA. See Cancer screening. Cf International Association of Cancer Victors & Friends, National Health Federation, Office of Alternative Medicine, Unproven methods for cancer management.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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