National Cancer Institute


November 30, 2018

How to Work With Your Health Insurance Plan

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There are ways to learn if your health plan covers routine patient care costs in a clinical trial. Here are ideas about who to contact for help, questions to ask, and information to collect and keep if you decide to take part in a trial.


Lasers in Cancer Treatment

Lasers in Cancer Treatment

Laser light can be used to remove cancer or precancerous growths or to relieve symptoms of cancer. It is used most often to treat cancers on the surface of the body or the lining of internal organs.


The Finding Cancer Trials Collaborative

Cancer Trials

Imagine a day when a cancer patient can find relevant cancer clinical trials with ease. We invite the entire cancer community – including patients, advocates, clinical trialists, industry, and NCI – to achieve this vision together.


Enhancing Drug Discovery and Development

Enhancing Drug Discovery and Development

The discovery and development of new therapeutic agents for cancer is essential for continued progress against the disease.


Cancer Clinical Trials at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, is America’s largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, is America’s largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research.


Structural Genomics Research

Structural Genomics Research

The study of structural genomics aims to complete the “parts list” of cancer, where “parts” are genetic structures – DNA and RNA– that are altered in cancer.


Safety of Nanotechnology Cancer Treatment

In this image, researchers explored the phenotypic changes occurring in tumor cells using 3D spheroid models to evaluate nanoparticle-based delivery. The green fluorescense in this image comes from live cells while the red comes from dead cells and was obtained from a confocal fluorescense microscope.

Nanotechnology is a powerful tool for combating cancer and is being put to use in other applications that may reduce pollution, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and help prevent diseases.


Shared Decision Making to Improve Cancer Screening Choices

Shared Decision Making to Improve Cancer Screening Choices

When people in this country reach middle age, they usually have to grapple with an array of cancer screening options.


Where To Get Help When You Decide To Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

Many health care professionals can be good sources of information about the health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting. Talk to your doctor, dentist, pharmacist, or other health care provider about the proper use and potential side effects of nicotine replacement products and other medicines.


Tumor Grade

Tumor Grade

Tumor grade is the description of a tumor based on how abnormal the tumor cells and tumor tissue look under a microscope.



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