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- Norman Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer InstituteOctober 18, 2017
Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, M.D., becomes the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He comes to NCI from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he was director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- NCI-funded TMIST study compares 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancersSeptember 26, 2017
TMIST, the first randomized trial comparing two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is enrolling participants. Developed by ECOG-ACRIN and NCI, the trial is comparing 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers.
- NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller to receive 2017 Lasker AwardSeptember 6, 2017
Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute receive the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their significant research leading to the development of HPV vaccines.