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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2000 Feb;16(1):65-75.

The National Cancer Program.

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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To provide an understanding of the history, progress, and future of the National Cancer Program.

DATA SOURCES:

Published articles, reports, book chapters, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) web site.

CONCLUSIONS:

The NCI is the largest agency for cancer research. The cancer incidence and burden remains significant in spite of many advances. Oncology nurses can contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer through an enhanced understanding of the NCI's program.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

The NCI provides many opportunities for oncology nurses. Nurses can conduct NCI-sponsored research trials, serve on NCI advisory boards, and participate in clinical research. Nurses can advise patients and the public of the many resources available to patients from the NCI and assist patients with informed decision making.

PMID:
10701242
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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