Definitions for "National Cancer Institute"
The largest of the 24 separate institutes, centers, and divisions of the National Institutes of Health. The NCI coordinates the federal government's cancer research program.
the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
A research center in Bethesda, Maryland that conducts basic and clinical research on new cancer treatments and supervised clinical trials of new treatments throughout the United States.