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The NCI Strategic Plan for Leading the Nation

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In 2006, under the leadership of then NCI Director Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, a comprehensive strategic plan was developed for advancing cancer research progress. Today, the underlying content of this document still reflects overall themes of NCIís work, in partnership with a wide range of agencies and organizations.

  • Understand the causes and mechanisms of cancer
  • Accelerate progress in cancer prevention
  • Improve early detection and diagnosis
  • Develop effective and efficient treatments
  • Understand the factors that influence cancer outcomes
  • Improve the quality of cancer care
  • Improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families
  • Overcome cancer health disparities

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To learn more about NCI's annual plan and budget proposal for moving the field of cancer research and development forward, please refer to The Nation's Investment in Cancer Research.

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