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Glossary: Cancer Information Service, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Cancer Information Service

(KAN-ser in-fer-MAY-shun SER-vis)

The Cancer Information Service is the National Cancer Institute's link to the public, interpreting and explaining research findings in a clear and understandable manner, and providing personalized responses to specific questions about cancer. Access the CIS by calling 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), or by using the LiveHelp instant-messaging service at Also called CIS.


NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS) El Servicio de Información sobre el Cáncer del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer