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Medical Oncology Service

The Medical Oncology Service of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), is a part of the National Institutes of Health, the world's largest medical research institution, operated by the U.S. federal government. Patients who participate in clinical protocols are treated at the NIH Clinical Center located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This Web site provides patients, families, and physicians with an overview of the type of cancer treatments available in the Medical Oncology Service and of the cancer research conducted by our investigators.

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Medical Oncology Service

The Medical Oncology Service's major functions are to translate laboratory observations to the clinic, and to conduct clinical research and training. Our goals are:

  1. To develop novel therapeutic research strategies for the treatment of cancer and to test those strategies by conducting clinical research in medical oncology across a spectrum of diseases and disease mechanisms;
  2. To provide clinical care to adult cancer patients enrolled in research protocols, including in-patient and out-patient care services, to support the clinical research effort emanating from principal investigators in laboratories and branches across the Center for Cancer Research (CCR); and,
  3. To train physician-scientists in a laboratory-to-clinic translational research setting to promote the development of their expertise in medical oncology research and to support their board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine.