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NIH National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Review Date: August 03, 2011

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White Lung Association

The White Lung Association, formed in 1979, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of the public to the hazards of asbestos exposure. The Association developed programs of public education and consults with victims of asbestos exposure, school boards, building owners, government agencies, and others interested in identifying asbestos hazards and developing control programs. The Association maintains a collection of print and audiovisual materials on asbestos. The Association is funded by donations and by fees for its services. The Association's over 45,000 members throughout the world are primarily victims of asbestos. The Association represents the needs and stories of asbestos victims from the public, the legislature and the courts.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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