CIS contract renewed

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has renewed a five-year, $5 million contract with the Yale Cancer Center to operate the NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS) in New England. The cancer center has operated the New England service since it was created in 1976 to provide up-to-date cancer information to the American public. The CIS partners with state and regional organizations to develop education efforts for people lacking access to cancer information and services, provide current scientific information in understandable language and study ways to promote healthy behaviors.

“The CIS is a critical resource for the American public, and we feel privileged to be able to continue to provide this service,” said Linda Mowad, R.N., program director for the CIS at Yale.

The contract also includes a research component covering New England and seven other states to help the CIS educate the public about cancer and contribute to the nation’s cancer control efforts.

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