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Video Archive

NCI Town Hall Meeting: Harold Varmus looks back at his tenure as NCI Director (March 25, 2015)

Harold Varmus reflects on NCI accomplishments during his tenure as Director and talks about future directions.

What is Precision Medicine? Briefing to the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus (March 18, 2015)

Dr. Varmus discusses how cancer presents an exceptional opportunity to refine the principles and practices that will serve as the foundation for precision medicine. He also discusses the current limitations of precision medicine and the proposed research needed to overcome those limitations.

Transitions in Cancer Research - Stevens Institute of Technology President's Distinguished Lecture Series
February 2015

"What Impedes Cancer Research" – NCI Director at the National Press Club (September 2012)

NCI Director, Harold Varmus M.D. talks to journalists about "What Impedes Cancer Research" at the National Press Club.

PBS News Hour interviews Dr. Harold Varmus (September 2012)

Harold Varmus talks to PBS News Hour about how genetic analysis of breast cancer could change treatment.

MedScape One On One Interviews Harold Varmus (December 2011)

Harold Varmus talks to Medscape One on One on a range of topics including changing the way we talk about the "war on cancer", developments in genomics, changes to the clinical trials system,
and new directions for cancer research.

To view the video, visit (19:25)

Harold Varmus Holds Second Town Hall Meeting (January 2011)

Harold Varmus convened a second Town Hall meeting to share his insights and discuss research developments during the first six months of his tenure as NCI Director.

To view the video, visit (1 hour)

  • Updated: October 9, 2012