NCI Announces Senior Leadership Changes
Speaking at an "all-hands" meeting of National Cancer Institute (NCI) employees today, NCI Director Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach announced several changes among senior NCI leadership, including the departures of a deputy director and the director of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR).
Dr. Karen H. Antman, the deputy director for translational and clinical sciences, has accepted a job as provost of the Boston University Medical Campus and dean of the School of Medicine. And CCR Director Dr. J. Carl Barrett has taken a position with the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research as Global Head of Oncology Biomarkers.
"Losing these two individuals with respect to their leadership is, for us, going to be a great loss," Dr. von Eschenbach said. "But, like all great institutions, we have great people who step up." CCR Principal Deputy Director Dr. Robert Wiltrout, he announced, will become the new director of CCR. Read more
CTWG to Unveil Draft Proposal and Invite Continuing Input at NCAB
The Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG), a panel of 40 clinical trialists, advocates, and government representatives established in 2004 by NCI Director Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach to evaluate the national cancer clinical research enterprise, will report draft recommendations to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) this week.
As part of its transparent, inclusive approach to increasing cancer clinical trials efficiency, decreasing redundancy and administrative burdens, and better coordinating activities to enhance the development and delivery of the best therapies to people with cancer, CTWG welcomes public comment on the draft recommendations. Final Read more