The NCI Center for Cancer Research

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is the basic and clinical intramural research program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


Inform and empower the cancer research community by making breakthrough discoveries in basic and clinical cancer research and by developing them into novel therapeutic interventions for adults and children afflicted with cancer or infected with HIV/AIDS.

CCR Research Projects

  • Are high-risk, high-reward
  • Require the type of sustained support that may not be possible elsewhere
  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approach
  • Focus on the study of rare cancers and underserved patient populations
  • Are responsive to urgent public health needs, new goals, and new opportunities

Information Resources

link to the current version of CCR connections

Highlights of recent advances

link to ccr at a glance information page

Our community and culture

The Community

CCR is a distinctive community of scientists and clinicians who work together to solve some of the most complex scientific problems related to cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases.  We have developed collaborative networks across NCI, NIH, and with academia and private industry and our discoveries are shared with the larger cancer research community.  CCR is also committed to training the next generation of researchers—scientists and scientist-clinicians.