What is The NCI Cancer Center Program?

The NCI Cancer Centers Program was created as part of the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of the anchors of the nation’s cancer research effort. Through this program, NCI recognizes centers around the country that meet rigorous standards for transdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research focused on developing new and better approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer.

Dr. Ned Sharpless 50th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act

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How to use this toolkit?

You are welcome to use the sample messages we have provided, but you know your audience best, so please feel free to edit or craft your own message that appropriately highlights the importance of being an NCI-Designated Cancer Center.

Social Media Tips and Tricks:
• Please use the hashtag #WeAreNCIDesignated for posts related to this campaign. • For Twitter messages, we recommend:

• Keeping character counts under 280
• No more than 2-3 hashtags per tweet
• Using the campaign hashtag in all Twitter posts.

This toolkit contains social media messages, graphics, additional key messages, and FAQs to share with your audiences about the importance of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers and what it could mean for patients seeking care and the scientists looking for research opportunities.

CIS/COVID-19 Sample Social Media Posts

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Twitter

  • Do you have questions about #COVID19 and cancer? NCI’s Cancer Information Service provides trustworthy information on a range of #COVID19 and cancer topics in English and Spanish: Call 1-800-4-CANCER or visit https://go.usa.gov/xwNUG
  • For cancer patients and their loved ones concerned about #COVID19, NCI’s Cancer Information Service is providing free and confidential cancer and #COVID19 information in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-4-CANCER or visit https://go.usa.gov/xwNUG

Facebook

  • Do you have a friend or loved one with cancer who is concerned about #COVID19? NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS) can help. Cancer information specialists can provide you with personalized and reliable information https://go.usa.gov/xwNUv
  • NCI’s Cancer Information Service is providing personalized and confidential information specifically related to cancer and #COVID19 for patients and their loved ones! For inquiries: Call 1-800-4-CANCER or visit https://go.usa.gov/xwNUv

 

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