Government Agencies

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 04/2018

This section lists U.S. government agencies that oversee the approval of cancer drugs and treatments, license hospitals and medical professionals, and provide other information about cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Phone: 800-232-4636

TTY: 888-232-6348
Social media: CDC on Facebook ( and Twitter (

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Medicare Service Center: 800-633-4227
Social media: CMS on Twitter (

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Information from the FTC on cancer treatment scams

Social media: FTC on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

National Academies on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Phone: 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)

Social media: NCI on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Health Information Center (NHIC)
Toll-free numbers for health information:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Social media: NIEHS on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Health info lines listing:
Social media: NIH on Facebook ( and Twitter (

Office of Cancer Complementary & Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Phone: 800-422-6237

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Phone: 888-463-6332
Social media: Facebook ( and Twitter (

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