This section lists government agencies in the United States that oversee the approval of cancer drugs and treatments, license hospitals and medical professionals, and provide other information to U.S. citizens about cancer. Each link provided here will take you to that government agency's website.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a variety of information about preventing and treating cancer, cancer data and statistics, and resources on health equity in cancer care. Information is available in English, Spanish, and a variety of other languages.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides guidance on the U.S. government-provided health insurance plans Medicare, Medicaid/CHIP, Medicare-Medicaid coordination, and questions on private insurance.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Advice website provides information on common health scams, including common scams that target people with cancer. Information is available in English and Spanish.
The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine study various health care related topics, including cancer and cancer care.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the U.S. government's main agency for cancer research and training. NCI also provides a variety of information about cancer and cancer care for people diagnosed with cancer. Information is available in English and Spanish.
The National Health Information Center (NHIC) supports public health education and promotion. It establishes the National Health Observances, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provides information on a wide range of topics concerning the environment and health risks, including cancer risk.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the U.S. government's main medical agency and is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIH provides health information, grants and funding, and conducts health research, including cancer. Information is available in English and Spanish. The National Cancer Institute and the informational site Medline Plus are both divisions of NIH.
The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) is a division of the National Cancer Institute. This division provides informational resources and conducts research on complementary and alternative medicine and cancer care.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Among FDA's responsibilities is to review and approve drugs, including cancer treatments. Information is available in English and Spanish. FDA's website offers an updated list of oncology drug approvals.
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