Cancer Research


November 30, 2018

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.


November 28, 2018

Where Trials Take Place

Clinical Trials

Cancer clinical trials take place in cities and towns across the United States and throughout the world. They take place in doctors’ offices, cancer centers, medical centers, community hospitals and clinics, and veterans’ and military hospitals. A single trial may take place in one or two places, or at hundreds of different sites.


Improving Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: The Discovery of Palifermin

Palifermin

Research and collaboration by NCI scientists resulted in the development of palifermin, a very successful treatment for preventing and treating mouth sores (known as oral mucositis). This drug vastly improves the quality of life for patients who are undergoing intensive cancer treatment.


Cancer Moonshot Milestones

Cancer Moonshot Milestones

To help you keep track of what’s happening with the Cancer MoonshotSM, this page is updated with links to information from NCI, NIH, and other key sources.

Visit often to stay up to date on the latest activities and milestones as progress is made on the Cancer Moonshot. You can also sign up to receive email updates sent to you directly by clicking on the link in the box below.


NCI Grant Application Development, Submission, and Award

NCI Grant Application Development, Submission, and Award

The NCI grants process is similar to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants process; it is rigorous and complex to ensure applications proposing promising scientific research projects are evaluated and awarded, and that the results are disseminated to the American public.