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For an immediate response, NCI information specialists are available to help answer your cancer-related questions whether you are a patient, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher.

Important: NCI provides cancer-related information for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for a doctor's advice.

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NCI's Office of Media Relations can provide access to cancer researchers and guide you to the latest in cancer research and information from NCI. The office can assist you in arranging interviews with NCI researchers and in finding - and deciphering - cancer statistics, clinical studies, and many other cancer-related topics.

NCI Press Officers
Phone: 301-496-6641
Fax: 301-451-7440
E-mail: ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov

Information for Cancer Research AdvocatesExternal Web Site Policy

The Office of Advocacy Relations offers additional resources for advocates interested in cancer research opportunities and priorities.

NCI Office of Advocacy Relations
Phone: 301-594-3194
E-mail: nciadvocacy@mail.nih.gov

Contact for SEER Materials or to Contact SEER Staff

If you have been unable to find the information you need in our online resources, you can contact NCI’s SEER Program. Answers to specific statistical questions may involve complex databases. Please allow up to 2 weeks for a response.

Cancer Stat Fact Sheets, a collection of statistical summaries for a number of common cancer types, provide a quick overview of frequently-requested cancer statistics.

If you are interested in performing your own statistical analysis of available data, SEER*Stat statistical software provides a mechanism for the analysis of SEER and other cancer-related databases.

For help with SEER*Stat, see SEER*Stat Help.

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The answer to your question may be in NCI's FAQs list.