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Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director

By Kerry Grens | June 12, 2017

Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Renowned Cancer Theorist Dies

By Alison F. Takemura | July 13, 2016

Alfred Knudson, who formulated the “two-hit” theory on the origins of cancer, has passed away at age 93.

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A National Cancer Institute model forecasts a marked increase in estrogen receptor-positive tumors among older women by 2030.

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NCI Head Stepping Down

By Tracy Vence | March 5, 2015

Harold Varmus, who has led the US National Cancer Institute since 2010, is leaving his appointment at the end of the month.

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Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”

By Tracy Vence | April 15, 2014

Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.

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AACR Releases Tobacco Report

By Jef Akst | April 7, 2014

Researchers and regulators reflect on the progress that has been made in preventing tobacco-related disease in the 50 years since the publication of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report. 

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Cancer Gene Data Released

By Chris Palmer | July 18, 2013

NCI has made public the largest-ever database of cancer-specific gene variations, paving the way for the development of new drugs and therapies.

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NCI Plans Wide Collaboration

By Dan Cossins | June 26, 2013

The National Cancer Institute hopes to team up with outside researchers to finally figure out how to inhibit a common cancer-driving protein family.

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Making Cancer More Transparent

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2013

A decade into the age of genomics, science is generating a flood of data that will help in the quest to eradicate the disease.

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