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NCI Organization

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The official NCI organizational structure is maintained by the NIH Office of the Director. Many of the programs, initiatives, and operational units within NCI have websites that are available to the public. The following links provide access to these websites:

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  • Office of the Director

  • Center for Biomedical Informatics and Informatics Technology
    CBIIT develops, coordinates, implements, and ensures access to state-of-the-art biomedical informatics and scientific management information technologies throughout NCI.
  • Center for Cancer Training
    CCT provides funding to support training and career development for cancer researchers working at institutions nationwide and also manages intramural training programs offered at NCI laboratories and offices.
  • Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives
    CSSI provides support for innovative programs that include nanotechnology, clinical proteomics, cancer genomics, physical sciences, and biorepositories and biospecimens cancer research.
  • Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
    CRCHD supports the reduction of cancer health disparities in diverse populations through research, training, and partnerships.
  • Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
    CCCT guides efforts to transform NCI's clinical trials and translational research enterprises to improve their efficiency and outcome.
  • Center for Global Health
    CGH facilitates global collaboration by leveraging research resources with U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, non-government organizations, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
  • Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
    FNL develops technologies and performs basic and developmental research to support the NCI mission in collaboration with both NCI intramural and extramural and other NIH investigators.
  • Office of Acquisitions
    OA negotiates, awards, and administers contracts and simplified acquisitions.
  • Office of Advocacy Relations
    OAR engages the advocacy and NCI communities in dialogue about cancer research opportunities and priorities.
  • Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research
    OBBR supports the development of biospecimen-related standards and practices to improve the quality and consistency of human biospecimens available for cancer and biomedical research.
  • Office of Budget and Finance
    OBF advises the Office of the Director and other senior staff on the management of financial and personnel resources and coordinates NCI financial activities.
  • Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research
    OCNR directs the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program that develops nanotechnology-based tools for cancer research, prevention, detection, treatment, and monitoring.
  • Office of Cancer Centers
    OCC supports major academic and research institutions throughout the United States to sustain broad-based, coordinated, interdisciplinary programs in cancer research.
  • Office of Cancer Genomics
    OCG supports genomics research programs that enhance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cancer.
  • Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research
    OCCPR facilitates the understanding of cancer biology and protein science derived from alterations in cancer genomes, through the application of robust proteomic technologies and workflows.
  • Office of Communications and Education
    OCE disseminates evidence-based cancer information and research results to scientists, health professionals, and the general public through both traditional and new media.
  • Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy
    OHAM supports research in HIV/AIDS-related cancer, and coordinates research in HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS-related cancer throughout NCI.
  • Office of Government and Congressional Relations
    OGCR facilitates the relationships between NCI, Congress, and the general public, provides Freedom of Information and Privacy Act services, and supports General Accountability Office investigations.
  • Office of Grants Administration
    OGA manages all NCI business-related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Office of Physical Sciences - Oncology
    OPSO supports the establishment of scientific teams and individual scientists from the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering to develop novel approaches for cancer research.
  • Office of Public Affairs and Research Communication
    OPARC consists of a news office that provides journalists with access to NCI researchers and information about the latest advances in cancer research supported by NIH and a public affairs office that helps connect leaders in the biomedical research community with policy decision leaders.
  • Office of Science Planning and Assessment
    OSPA supports the NCI mission by promoting and leading the Institute's science planning, coordination, and assessment efforts.
  • Technology Transfer Center
    TTC establishes formal collaborative agreements with industry and academia to facilitate exchange and development of research materials, data, and technology in support of NCI's mission.

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NCI Divisions and Centers


  • Center for Cancer Research
    CCR, the basic and clinical intramural research program of NCI, conducts research with the goal of improving the lives of people affected by cancer and HIV/AIDS.
  • Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
    DCEG conducts population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and the means of prevention.


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