Government Agencies

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 12/2015

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)

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329 
Phone: 800- 232-4636

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

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244  
Medicare Service Center: 800-633-4227
Social media: CMS on Twitter (

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Phone: (202) 326-2222
Information from the FTC on cancer treatment scams

Social media: FTC on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 
Phone: 202-334-2000
National Academies on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
BG 9609 MSC 9760
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-9760  
Phone: 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
Social media: NCI on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Health Information Center (NHIC)
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100
Rockville, MD 20852

Toll-free numbers for health information:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-16
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709  
Phone: 919-541-3345
Social media: NIEHS on Facebook ( and Twitter (

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892  
Health info lines listing:
Social media: NIH on Facebook ( and Twitter (

Office of Cancer Complementary & Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
National Cancer Institute, NIH
9609 Medical Center Dr.,
Room 5-W-136, MSC 9743
Rockville, MD 20892
Phone: 800-422-6237

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993  
Phone: 888-463-6332
Social media: Facebook ( and Twitter (