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Blog Posts by NCI Director Dr. W. Kimryn Rathmell

In posts written for Cancer Currents Blog and NCI Bottom Line: A Blog about Grants and More, Dr. W. Kimryn Rathmell highlights her vision for NCI, meetings with and partnerships in the cancer community, strategic and scientific initiatives to advance cancer research and care, and funding and grants news.


  • Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriation Brings Clarity and Difficult Choices

    Posted on April 4, 2024
    In this edition of the Bottom Line blog, NCI Director Dr. W. Kimryn Rathmell discusses NCI’s fiscal year 2024 appropriation from Congress, which increases the base budget, but also reflects the end of dedicated funding for the Cancer Moonshot. The budget allows NCI to prioritize funding for new grants—particularly to early-stage investigators, training mechanisms, and Cancer Centers—while limiting the impact on continuing grants.