Cancer Information Service

Alternate Name / Acronym

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Parent Organization

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Information specialists are available to help answer your cancer-related questions whether you are a patient, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher.

We provide accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information that is easy to understand and free of charge.

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Key Leaders

Name* Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Norman E. Sharpless, M.D. Director of NCI

Contact Information

Contact Phone Numbers

Number* Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)
1-800-422-6237 Toll free
1-877-448-7848 Smoking Quitline

Contact Emails

Email* Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.)

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)

Primary Address


BG 9609 MSC 9760
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda 20892-9760
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Service Area


Services Provided

Available Hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services

No Fees

Eligibility Requirements


Required Documentation


Languages Spoken or Available

English and Spanish

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.