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Assuming the Role of NCI Director: Working to Accelerate Progress

    I’m not sure anything can prepare a person to become director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), but I can honestly say that I am humbled to have been appointed to this position and am excited to have this unique opportunity. As many of you may know, I come to NCI from the University of...

Norman E. Sharpless, MD, Sworn in as Director of the National Cancer Institute

Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, took the oath of office late Tuesday, October 17, 2017, to become the 15th Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He succeeds Harold E. Varmus, MD, who stepped down as Director in March 2015. Douglas R. Lowy, ...

Norman E. Sharpless, MD, Sworn in as Director of the National Cancer Institute

Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, took the oath of office late Tuesday, October 17, 2017, to become the 15th Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He succeeds Harold E. Varmus, MD, who stepped down as Director in March 2015....

ASCO Statement: Norman Sharpless, MD, Brings Proven Scientific Leadership to the National Cancer Institute

On June 12, ASCO President Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, released the following statement: ASCO congratulates Norman “Ned” Sharpless, MD, on his appointment as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). ASCO is encouraged that NCI will have at its helm an accomplished researcher with...

AACI Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) has announced the election of Karen E. Knudsen, PhD; ­Norman Sharpless, MD; and Eduardo ­Sotomayor, MD, to the AACI Board of Directors. The new Directors’ 3-year terms will start on October 23, 2016, during the AACI/ Cancer Center Administrators...

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Study Finds Chemotherapy Accelerates Molecular Aging in Patients With Breast Cancer

Physicians have long suspected that chemotherapy can accelerate the aging process in patients treated for cancer. Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, oncologists have directly measured the impact of anticancer chemotherapy drugs on...

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