Established by the National Cancer Act of 1937, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is one of the preeminent cancer research centers in the world. Over the past seventy years, their work has helped advance human understanding of human physiology, genetics, and cell biology, along with supporting the research efforts of at least twenty Nobel Prize winners. On their homepage, visitors can learn more about the various types of cancer, view their latest NCI Cancer Bulletin, and also read through the "NCI Highlights" section. Along the left-hand side of the homepage, the "Quick Links" area includes a link to their dictionary of cancer terms, the NCI drug dictionary, and information about funding opportunities. Further down on the homepage, there is a handy "Cancer Topics" section which includes fact sheets on "What is Cancer?", "Coping with Cancer", and "Smoking and Cancer". Overall, this site is very well-organized and accessible to both the general public and scholars.


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