Blog Posts by NCI Principal Deputy Director
Dr. Douglas R. Lowy writes posts for NCI's Cancer Currents Blog and NCI Bottom Line: A Blog about Grants and More that highlight his 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.
Posted: September 12, 2019
For this inaugural blog post, NCI Bottom Line editors spoke with NCI Acting Director, Dr. Douglas R. Lowy, about why NCI is launching a new blog on everything you ever wanted to know about grants and how NCI funds its grants portfolio. In this Q&A, Dr. Lowy shares his vision for keeping the extramural community informed and engaged on NCI grants and funding policies.
Posted: September 4, 2019
NCI Acting Director Douglas Lowy, M.D., discusses the institute’s Annual Plan & Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes the institute’s professional judgement on the funding required to make the most rapid progress against cancer.
The Childhood Cancer Data Initiative: Transforming the Pediatric Cancer Landscape through Sharing Data
Posted: August 15, 2019
To prepare for the proposed Childhood Cancer Data Initiative, NCI sponsored a 3-day symposium that brought together pediatric cancer researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders.
Posted: June 12, 2019
NCI is laying the groundwork to develop the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI). NCI Acting Director Douglas Lowy, M.D., explains why an initiative with a focus on data sharing is essential to accelerating progress against childhood cancer.
Posted: April 10, 2019
Doug Lowy, M.D., a long-time researcher and deputy director at NCI, addresses the cancer community as the institute's acting director, a position he previously held for more than 2 years.
Posted: April 21, 2017
Acting NCI Director Dr. Doug Lowy discusses what he calls encouraging news in the most recent Annual Report to the Nation and how NCI is helping to achieve further progress against cancer.
Posted: February 17, 2017
NCI has issued a series of funding opportunity announcements aligned with goals of the recommendations in the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot℠ Blue Ribbon Panel report released last fall.
Posted: September 22, 2016
NCI and NIH announce efforts to establish international collaborations that can accelerate progress in reducing the global cancer burden.
Posted: September 9, 2016
NCI Acting Director Dr. Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., thanks the cancer community for contributing to the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel report, which was presented to the National Cancer Advisory Board on September 7.
Posted: June 30, 2016
A recap of the Cancer Moonshot national summit hosted by Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 2016, including a summary of the NCI-related activities that have been stimulated by the Cancer Moonshot.
Posted: June 23, 2016
An update on the activities of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s Blue Ribbon Panel and its work to develop a final report for research ideas to be pursued under this initiative.
Posted: April 20, 2016
At the AACR annual meeting, Vice President Biden spoke about the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative and the critical role the entire research community will play in accelerating progress against cancer.
Posted: February 10, 2016
President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Request includes $680 million to support Vice President Biden’s cancer research initiative.
Posted: January 21, 2016
During his 2016 State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama tasked Vice President Biden with leading a new initiative to accelerate cancer research. This message from NCI Acting Director Doug Lowy states that the Institute stands ready to work with partners across the cancer research community on the initiative.
Posted: October 8, 2015
Acting NCI Director Doug Lowy, M.D., discusses the critical contribution of basic science in fostering progress against cancer.
Posted: September 17, 2015
The NCI Annual Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 provides an overview of NCI’s priorities and key initiatives and the institute’s funding request.
Posted: April 21, 2015
Yesterday, at the AACR annual meeting, Dr. Doug Lowy spoke directly to the research community about his goals as NCI Acting Director. Dr. Lowy said that he plans to continue many of the programs launched by his predecessor, Dr. Harold Varmus, and to sharpen the institute’s focus in several areas where he believes greater progress can offer significant dividends.
Posted: April 1, 2015
Doug Lowy, M.D., a long-time researcher and leader at NCI, greats the cancer research community as the institute's new acting director.