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  • Updated: 04/10/2014

Messages to the Research Community

April 2014
An Open Letter to the Cancer Community Regarding Community Clinical Trials
Harold Varmus reaffirms NCI’s commitment to patients in community clinical trials and explains the transition from the Community Clinical Oncology Program/Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOPs) and the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) to a new network, the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).

May 2013
Message to Grantees About NCI Funding and Grant Support for FY2013
On May 7, 2013, NCI Director Harold Varmus sent an email to all NCI grantees informing them of reductions to NCI’s budget for fiscal year 2013. The reductions, due in large part to sequestration, are spread across NCI’s portfolio to protect NCI’s ability to issue new and competing research project grants.

April 2013
Harold Varmus Requests Input on NCI Cloud Initiative
Biomedical researchers are asked for their input on scientific questions that should guide the process of developing computational infrastructure to analyze high volume data sets from genomics research.

NCI Director's Address, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 2013
Harold Varmus delivered the NCI Director's Address at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology

March 2013
Message to Grantees About NCI Funding and Grant Support for FY2013
On March 7, 2013, NCI Director Harold Varmus sent an email to all NCI grantees about the impact of sequestration on NCI funding and grant support for fiscal year 2013.

June 2011
NCI Director's Address, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 2011
Harold Varmus delivered the NCI Director's Address at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology

May 2011
Harold Varmus, NCI's Fiscal Picture and Grant Support for FY2011
Harold Varmus sent an email to all NCI grantees regarding NCI's budget and the challenges ahead for the cancer research community.

April 2011
NCI Director's Address, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, June 2011
Harold Varmus talks about new directions in cancer research in an interview at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research on April 3, 2011.