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Selected Interviews with the NCI Director

Dr. Norman Sharpless talks with media, scientific, and nonprofit organizations about basic science, clinical research, and the work of NCI.

NCI Director Dr. Norman E. Sharpless speaking at the National Press Foundation on the direction of cancer research. Credit: National Press Foundation

NCI Director Dr. Norman E. Sharpless speaking at the National Press Foundation on the direction of cancer research. Credit: National Press Foundation

The Cancer Moonshot Initiative: An Update
Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum, June 29, 2021

Chasing Cancer with Ned E. Sharpless, MD, and Andrew Kaczynski
Washington Post Live, June 17, 2021

For the Love of...Data! Dr. Sharpless Shares His Story
Cancer Data Science Pulse,  June 11, 2021

Ending cancer as we know it? National Cancer Institute Director Ned Sharpless lays out his vision
USA Today, May 9, 2021

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Fireside Chat with Dr. Hwu
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, May 3, 2021

Accelerating Equity: Cancer Care for All
AACI Accelerating Equity Podcast, March 17, 2021

Flexible platform: how NCI’s Sharpless thinks COVID variants could boost personalized therapies
BioCentury, March 5, 2021

How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research (Ep. 449)
Freakonomics, January 27, 2021

Federal Investments in Childhood Cancer Research
St. Baldrick's Impact Series, January 14, 2021

Cancer research booms, cancer mortality declines, NCI director says 
Stanford Medicine, January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Delays In Cancer Screenings Could Result In Many More Deaths
Newsy, September 30, 2020

NCI Director Shares Research and Innovation During COVID-19
The Oncology Nursing Podcast, September 25, 2020

COVID-19 & cancer: Dip in screenings could have deadly results
NBC News (broadcast on several local and regional NBC stations), August 18, 2020

Chasing Cancer
Washington Post Live, July 16, 2020

Ned Sharpless on COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Francis Collins: Home Edition Episode 10, May 29, 2020

The director of the NCI on cancer research and clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic
American Cancer Society TheoryLab Podcast, April 21, 2020

The Direction of Cancer Research
National Press Foundation, March 2, 2020

Sharpless' homecoming: the NCI chief's lessons from his time at FDA
BioCentury, February 18, 2020

Shaping the future of cancer research at NCI
Nature Cancer, January 13, 2020

Sharpless: With $500 million, NCI can create data federation that would change research in childhood cancer
The Cancer Letter, March 10, 2019

Exclusive Interview: NCI Director Talks Big Data, Clinical Trials, the Cancer Research Workforce—and Why He Lives to Conquer Cancer
ASCO in Action Podcast, March 6, 2019

Norman E. Sharpless, MD: From Director of a Comprehensive Cancer Center to Director of the NCI
The ASCO Post, February 25, 2019

NCI's 2019 Plans: Conversation with the NCI Director
National Cancer Institute, January 25, 2019

Articulating a Vision: 2018 ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition
The ASCO Post Newsreels, December 1, 2018

Killing Cancer: Creating cutting-edge treatments
Chasing Cancer, Washington Post Live, November 13, 2018

Q&A: Conversation with The Cancer Letter
The Cancer Letter, October 19, 2018

NCI Director on the need for more research on e-cigarettes
CBS This Morning Podcast, September 6, 2018

Behind The Latest Breast Cancer Research
NPR, June 6, 2018

Q&A: Ned Sharpless on His Vision for NCI
Cancer Discovery, May 4, 2018

His six-month “listening tour” almost over, Sharpless discusses his vision for NCI
The Cancer Letter, February 23, 2018

Why NIH's Cancer Chief Thinks We're Making History
Bloomberg Law, January 30, 2018 (Transcript available)

Big Questions, Tough Answers
ASH Clinical News, January 29, 2018

Seeking Precision at NCI
BioCentury, January 4, 2018

New NCI director expects big data to revolutionize cancer research, care
Science, December 21, 2017

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