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Selected Publications by the NCI Director

Dr. Norman Sharpless's written work on cancer research appears in many leading scientific journals, as well as a variety of other publications. Listed below are some of the articles published by Dr. Sharpless since becoming NCI director.

For a more comprehensive list of articles related to his research, please visit Dr. Sharpless's list of publications on PubMed.

Sharpless: It’s time to confront the current reality of cancer and unravel it
The Cancer Letter, November 5, 2021

Cancer as a Global Health Priority
JAMA Network, August 6, 2021

Building on a Golden Age of Cancer Research to End Cancer as We Know It
Coping with Cancer, August 2, 2021

The Potential of AI in Cancer Care and Research
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on Cancer, August 2021

Progress and Potential: the Cancer Moonshot
Cancer Cell, May 26, 2021

Role of senescence marker p16INK4a measured in peripheral blood T-lymphocytes in predicting length of hospital stay after coronary artery bypass surgery in older adults
ScienceDirect, February 2021

Association of SARS-CoV-2 Seropositive Antibody Test With Risk of Future Infection
JAMA Internal Medicine, February 24, 2021

Cancer Grand Challenges: Embarking on a New Era of Discovery
Cancer Discovery, January 2021

Perspective: Redoubling Efforts to Help Americans Quit Smoking — Federal Initiatives to Tackle the Country’s Longest-Running Epidemic
New England Journal of Medicine, October 22, 2020

Lung cancer deaths are declining faster than new cases. Advances in treatment are making the difference
STAT, August 13, 2020

Moving Cancer Research Forward during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coping With Cancer, July-August 2020

COVID-19 and cancer
Science, June 19, 2020

Advancing progress for patients with cancer through small business innovation research
Journal of Clinical Investigation, June 2, 2020

Perspectives From the NCI Director: Homecoming and the NCI FY 2020 Budget
AACI Commentary, February 2020

A Peaceful Transformation: The Origin of the Frederick National Laboratory
The ASCO Post, March 10, 2019

Modernizing Clinical Trials for Patients With Cancer
Journal of the American Medical Association, February 5, 2019

The Power and Promise of Cancer Research
Coping With Cancer, July-August 2018

Making Progress in Glioblastoma
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, May 30, 2018

Perspectives from the New NCI Director
AACI Commentary, Winter 2018

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