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Welcome to the Dialogue on Nanotechnology in Cancer

The National Cancer Institute's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer was launched in 2004 on the premise that nanotechnology based materials and devices have the potential to transform cancer research and clinical oncology. These materials and devices are leading to new solutions in early detection, in vivo imaging, and therapeutics for effective cancer treatment. The Alliance has achieved ongoing success and research progress in the forms of clinical trials, impactful publications and commercialization.

Illustrated in the video below is a local community event organized by the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT that demonstrates the purpose of cutting-edge cancer nanotechnology research. Click here to see additional videos!!

The NCI Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research is charged with sculpting the future NCI investment plan in the field of cancer nanotechnology. We are interested in your opinion on the relevant areas of focus and the most important research questions that need to be addressed in this field. We invite you to share your thoughts and comments with us using this forum.

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