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Disclaimer of Endorsement


The Center for Cancer Research (CCR), part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Therefore, mention of commercial products, processes, or services on CCR’s Web site, cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation. The views and opinions of authors expressed on the CCR Web site do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

External Links

The CCR Web site provides links to other Internet sites for informational purposes and the convenience of its users. When users select a link to an external Web site, they are leaving the CCR Web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.

CCR is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does CCR endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.

CCR cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials published on linked, external Web sites. Users must request authorization from the sponsors of those Web sites.

Links to press releases or other materials meant for public use will not be posted on the CCR Web site unless developed by or for NCI or the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Disclaimer of Liability

It is not CCR's intention to provide specific medical advice to users of its Web site, but rather to provide the general public with information to help them better understand the basic, translational (i.e., bench-to-bedside), and clinical research that is under way within the Center.

For documents available from this server, the U.S. Government does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed.

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Copyright Status

Most of the information at this site is in the public domain. Unless stated otherwise, documents and files on the CCR web server can be freely downloaded and reproduced.

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Privacy and Security

Your visit to the CCR Web site is private and secure. When you visit the CCR website, we do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you. We do, however, collect some data about your visit to our Web site to help us better understand how the general public uses the site and to make it more useful to visitors.

How CCR Collects Information

CCR uses the Google Analytics program to collect information automatically and continuously. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections and to distinguish between new and returning visitors to help make our site more useful to visitors. However, no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The CCR staff conducts analyses and reports on the aggregated data from Google Analytics. These reports are only available to the CCR Web site manager and other designated CCR Office of the Director staff members who require this information to perform their duties.

CCR retains the data from Google Analytics results only as long as required by law or needed to support the mission of the CCR website.


CCR does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

Site Security

CCR’s website is maintained by the U.S. Government. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552 provides individuals with a right to access information in the possession of the U.S. federal government. The government, however, may withhold information covered by 9 exemptions and 3 exclusions contained in the Act.

Before submitting a request under FOIA, individuals should try to determine whether the information sought is already in the public domain and whether it is or may be held by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCI has a wealth of information available in both published and electronic formats. A search of NCI's website,, can be helpful in locating information and lists of available publications.

If data produced under an NCI grant are sought, the data will be released under FOIA only if specific requirements are met.

It is important to note that FOIA allows agencies to recover part of the costs associated with responding to requests. Department of Health and Human Services regulations describe specific rules for fees, requesting a fee waiver, and reducing fees.

Questions about FOIA and requests for information held by NCI can be directed either to the NCI FOIA Office or to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FOIA Office.

The NCI FOIA Office is located at:

Building 31, Room 10A48
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-496-2999
Fax number: 301-435-2931

The NIH FOIA Office is located at:

Building 31, Room 5B35
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-496-5633
Fax number: 301-402-4541

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The NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) wants the information on our Web site to be accessible to all individuals.Kd To provide this information, the CCR website has been designed to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended).

If you use special adaptive equipment (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know. Write to and describe the nature of the accessibility problem and include your contact information. Please be as specific as possible when describing the information you seek.

If you have cancer-related questions and would prefer to call, go to the NCI Help page at Cancer information specialists are available to answer your questions (English or Español).

For NIH employees who need assistance with accessibility issues, please contact the equal employment opportunity officer in your Institute.

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To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information products, visit the Section 508 page.

Thank you for visiting the CCR Web site!

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