CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE

CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE

 
General Information
Description of ServiceA 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.
Geographical AreaNassau, Suffolk
 
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 Operation LiveHelp Online Chat M-F 8am-11pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Douglas R. Lowy
Contact's Position Acting Director
Contact's Phone (301)496-5615
Contact's Email douglas.lowy@mail.nih.gov
Physical Site Address 1 BG 9609 MSC 9760
Physical Site Address 2 9609 Medical Center Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Bethesda, MD 20892-9760
Mailing Address 1 BG 9609 MSC 9760
Mailing Address 2 9609 Medical Center Drive
Mailing City, State, Zip Bethesda, MD 20892-9760
Main Phone (800)4 CANCER (422-6237) Mon-Fri 8am-8pm ET
Fax cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov
Web Address www.cancer.gov
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateMar19
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Affiliated Program: CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE
This Service: CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Cancer (YF-3000.1480)
Families/Friends of People With Cancer (YJ-6740)
Health/Disability Related Support Groups (PN-8100.3000)
Smoking/Vaping Cessation (RX-8450.7900)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)