National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest biomedical research funding organization in the world. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH employs approximately 18,000 employees in varied occupations, all supporting research efforts that improve health and save lives. For more information on NIH's mission and goals, and its 27 Institutes and Centers, visit

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training, responsible for planning, conducting and coordinating nationwide programs which involve research on the cause, prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers and on rehabilitation from cancer. For more information, please visit