Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a division of the National Academies, which brings together committees of experts in science, medicine and engineering to serve as unbiased advisers who are independent of the United States government. The IOM’s work is done by volunteer scientists and lay people who provide analysis and guidance to the government, professionals, policymakers and the public on important issues in health and medicine. The IOM’s website includes many resources, including reports on cancer survivorship, cancer research and palliative care.