NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

 
General Information
Description of AgencyA national resource for information and education about cancer including treatment, research, and new clinical trials. Provides cancer information to patients and their families, the public and health professionals by talking with people one-on-one, working with organizations through its Partnership Program, participating in research efforts to find the best ways to help people adopt healthier behaviors, and providing cancer information over the internet. Provides referrals to support groups and conducts smoking cessation counseling over the phone. Also offers LiveHelp Online Chat, a confidential online text chat with a cancer information specialist. Call or visit website for further information.
Geographic AreaNassau, Suffolk
Agency TypeFunded by the Federal Government
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenSpanish
EligibilityCancer patients and their families, the general public, and health professionals. Serves the entire US, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and the Pacific territories.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationLiveHelp Online Chat M-F 8am-11pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameDouglas R. Lowy
Contact's PositionActing Director
Contact's Phone(301)496-5615
Contact's Emaildouglas.lowy@mail.nih.gov
Physical Site Address 1BG 9609 MSC 9760
Physical Site Address 29609 Medical Center Drive
Physical Site City, State, ZipBethesda, MD 20892-9760
Mailing Address 1BG 9609 MSC 9760
Mailing Address 29609 Medical Center Drive
Mailing City, State, ZipBethesda, MD 20892-9760
Main Phone(800)4 CANCER (422-6237) Mon-Fri 8am-8pm ET
Emailcancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov
Web Addresswww.cancer.gov
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateMar19
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Affiliated Programs: CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE
Affiliated Services: CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE