National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute

Who We Are

  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

  • We are part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that comprise the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • We are located on the NIH campus at 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, with satellite offices in Rockville and Frederick, MD.

  • We are a team of almost 4,000 people.

NCI’s Mission

NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.