The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to more than 250 scientists and clinicians
working in intramural research at NCI. CCR is organized into over 50 branches and
laboratories, each one grouping scientists with complementary interests. CCR's investigators
are basic, clinical, and translational scientists who work together to advance our
knowledge of cancer and AIDS and to develop new therapies against these diseases.
CCR investigators collaborate with scientists at the more than 20 other Institutes
and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as with extramural
scientists in academia and industry.
Integrate basic, translational, and clinical research to make cancer preventable,
curable, or chronically manageable
To inform and empower the entire cancer research community by making breakthrough
discoveries in basic and clinical cancer research and by developing them into novel
therapeutic interventions for adults and children afflicted with cancer or infected
CCR's online Research Directory highlights
the research accomplishments of CCR's investigators and provides an overview of
the branches and laboratories.
Several NCI intramural Centers of Excellence (CoEs) and Faculties bring together
scientists with different areas of expertise who share a common research focus area.
CoEs and Faculties lead new initiatives, projects, and collaborations in translational
For more information about CoEs, please visit our
Centers of Excellence.
Outstanding CCR physician-scientists conduct cutting-edge clinical research to benefit
cancer patients. They evaluate new approaches to treating, diagnosing, and preventing
cancer. Our clinical trials investigate new surgery and radiation therapies, as
well as gene therapy, vaccine therapy, experimental drugs, or various combinations
of these treatments.
For more information about the NIH Clinical Center, please visit
To find NCI-CCR clinical trials, please visit
CCR's News page showcases research accomplishments,
including recent releases, journal publications, and podcasts.
CCR's Office of Training and Education serves the overall training experience of
basic scientists and clinical fellows in cancer research. Please visit
CCR offers scientific, technical, and administrative positions in basic and clinical
cancer research at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, and at the Frederick National
Laboratory for Cancer Research in Frederick, MD. Please visit
CCR Positions Available.
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